11 Dec '16, 6pm

Utilitarianism And Banana Ethics

This is how we end up with the bizarre “argument” that killing a “local” cow is somehow more moral than eating bananas. Because society embraces utilitarianism with animals and rights for humans, we end up conflating fundamental animal interests with non-fundamental human interests, and treating them as one of the same. Conditions on banana plants may not be acceptable at all, but that is not a justification for denying the existence of fundamental animal interests in life – interests that all sentient beings possess and which give rise to the right not to be used as property – and choosing to exploit animals. When we consider that both animals and humans have the same fundamental right not to be used as a resource, Laura’s argument would be no different to saying that it would have been “much fairer and more sustainable to purchase slaves from the the local elderly home, ...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2016/11/23/utilitarianism-and-ban...

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