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The Morality of Meat-Eating

I've been making my way through Michael Pollan's wonderful book The Omnivore's Dilemma for the past month or so, and I've got to a point where I just don't see eye to eye with his opinion: vegetarianism.

 

Is the killing of other animals for our dietary preferences moral?  He makes the case that as moral beings, it is up to humans to treat animals as if they have as much of a right to life as any of us, and that since we are not nutritionally dependent on meat-eating, we should change our ways.

 

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PETA and Ottawa United Church

April 15th, PETA sent this letter offering to buy space on Westboro United Church in Ottawa, which is apparently up for sale. What do you think?

 

www.peta.org/MC/NewsItem.asp

 

There's also a promotional picture up:

 

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