30 Dec '11, 12pm

Morals Are Crucial to Environmentalism. Moralising is Not.

Morals Are Crucial to Environmentalism. Moralising is Not.

When I wrote about Cinnaholic's gourmet vegan cinnamon rolls the other day, I ended up reading back over Matthew's piece on why dietary fundamentalism gets in the way of fighting factory farming . While many of the comments on that piece were supportive, there were many others who argued strongly that their position was the right one, and anyone who continues to eat meat or dairy is culpable in horrific animal abuse. I'm not going to get into the rights and wrongs of that argument here (I've covered the moral issues of whether or not to eat meat plenty of times before, and at least one reader has recently chastised me for going over that territory at least once too often.) What concerns me here is tactics and strategy. Environmentalism is a Broad Church Whether you are interested in animal rights, waste reduction, green transportation or cutting energy use, the chances are...

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