Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Occam's Razor and Veganism
Written by Benny Malone
Abstract: I draw comparisons between veganism and Occam’s razor contending that they are similar in being parsimonious principles – one to do with epistemology and the other to do with animal ethics. Veganism isn’t the most we can do for animals but rather it is more of a neutral position – the least we can do – removing support for animal exploitation as far as is possible and practical. Further steps can be taken in addition to veganism such as other environmental concerns but these in themselves are not arguments against the position. Everyone has some criteria for their extension of moral consideration to animals and I argue it should be drawn at least as far as veganism.