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The ‘Animal Elimination Problem’
Posted: 29 August 2012 02:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Some food for thought.

Are vegetarians being cruel to animals? In the sense that they might be contributing to the ‘Animal Elimination Problem’ (i.e. as a result of their refusal to eat them, are they denying as yet unborn bred-for-food animals the right to a life)? Such problems have been examined by top-of-his-class Professor Stephen H. Webb (Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA). His latest article : ‘The Chicken and the Bath Water: Exploring a Basic Limit to the Vegetarian Ideal’ (to be published in the journal The Expository Times, September 2012) explains how :


“If animal rights activists were to become successful in spreading their message, thus making vegetarianism the global diet, they would succeed in substantially decreasing the number of animals in the world. In the name of helping animals they would end up bringing far fewer animals into existence.“

 

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Posted: 29 August 2012 05:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hey that guy looks a bit like Maxwell Smart.

Anyway, I can see the logic in what he’s saying. I can see there would be fewer animals being born if nobody eats them.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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They would have the deaths of millions of food animals on their conscience when they were no longer needed and no one could afford to take care of them so they would all die of starvation and neglect.  A much less humane death than becoming food for someone.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I can just see the T-Shirt.

“Keep em alive
By Eating them”

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Posted: 30 August 2012 01:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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“We Cows Have The Right To Die!”

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