16 Sep '12, 8pm

Save One Animal Or Improve The Lives Of Many?

Save One Animal Or Improve The Lives Of Many?

The issue is how best to protect animals, and while there is a range of opinions, the two primary polarized camps are known as the welfarists and the abolitionists. The well-known Humane Society of the United States exemplifies the welfarist approach. Its mission is to relieve animal suffering, here and now, as much as possible. That may mean making marginal improvements in the conditions at factory farms , which HSUS has been successful at. They recently played a major role in persuading at least 19 pork suppliers to eliminate gestation crates (eventually — McDonalds plans to take ten years to make the change). HSUS calls itself “America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect.” Other causes welfarists undertake include better policing of the treatment of animals in zoos, circuses and movies , and sharpening the teeth in laws against animal cruelty. A...

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