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The Naive Argument against Moral Vegetarianism

Peter Alward

Environmental Values 9(2000): 81-89. doi: 10.3197/096327100129341985 The naive argument against moral vegetarianism claims that if it is wrong for us to eat meant then it is wrong for lions and tigers to do so as well. I argue that the fact that such carnivores lack higher order mental states and need meat to survive do suffice to undermine the naive argument.


KEYWORDS: ethics, applied ethics, vegetarianism, animal welfare, naive argument

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