Animal Matters: Episode 3
SHORT VIDEO CLIPS, 20 May 2019
What Are the Philosophical Premises for Why Animal Life Has No Value or Is of Less Worth?
Today’s third episode examines the underlying philosophical and ethical precepts governing how we think about animals and the value of their lives. What ethical or intellectual justifications exist for treating the lives of animals as inherently inferior to human life and thus justifiably exploited and extinguished for human benefit? Should the animal rights movement devote itself to incremental improvements in the welfare of animals, to reduce their suffering on their way to the slaughterhouse, or insist upon a principled consensus that animal life is inherently valuable and thus cannot be viewed as less worthy?
Tags: Animal Justice, Animal rights, Conflict, Cruelty, Exploitation, Veganism, Violence, vegetarianism
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 20 May 2019.
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