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It's time to abandon Abolitionism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Khorasani Jun 12, 2014. 10 Replies

So-called Abolitionist Animal Rights is hindering progress with respect to the treatment by humans of other animals. That is, it is not the case that, on balance, the "Abolitionists" have made things…Continue

A Proposed Experiment on the Appraisal of Good and Evil

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard McMahan Nov 3, 2013. 7 Replies

Here's an experiment in social psychology that I'd like to see performed (or that I'd like to read about if something like it has already been performed):Post a statement in various groups on…Continue

The Ethical Behavior of Those Who Should Know Better

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uptight Primate Nov 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Eric Schwitzgebel is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California. He's studied the relationship between one's stated moral beliefs and one's behavior, as shown by the responses to…Continue

Tags: Eric-Schwitzgebel, Philosophy-Bites, respect, other-animals, ethics

Most Animals in U.S are killed by Cats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Worsfold May 17, 2013. 14 Replies

Animals in the U.S face a formidable foe, cats, which are one of them but has killed billions of animals already, according to a recent study.The study was done by the researchers from the…Continue

Tags: spay, neuter, contraception, feral, prey

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Things You Already Believe

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 22:30 0 Comments


You already believe you are a good person who would not want to hurt others.


You already believe it is better to be helpful and kind whenever you can.…


By Eric Schwitzgebel: Moral Reasoning (or the lack thereof?)

Posted on March 3, 2012 at 7:59 5 Comments

Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside, writes a blog called The Splintered Mind. His latest post is about how people do moral reasoning and how that reasoning is affected by seemingly irrelevant things. His findings, even among professional Philosophers, may suprise you....

People's responses to…


By Dale Carrico: Evadeus Corpus: Absenting the Referent in the Meat-Industrial Complex

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 4:51 0 Comments

Dale Carrico, Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Rhetoric, at the University of California, Berkeley writes at the blog amor mundi. Today's entry talks about "ag-gag" legislation as it relates to Carol Adams conception of the absent referent as well as how the animal-industrial complex devalues and damages human animals along with the non-human…


The Spectrum of Acceptable Opinion - A Response to Rob Johnson

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 14:30 7 Comments

It seems like Rob Johnson just can’t let go of his obsession with ARZone.


On Brandon Becker's Facebook page, Rob Johnson said a number of things that are all equally banal, but I’d like to focus on just this:

Similarly the latest ARZone blog, which I am told Yates was promoting yesterday, is on the fact that they deem ARZone to be successful and so they deem the AR movement to be successful as ARZone supports open debate. There's a famous Chomsky quote that…

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At 7:37 on June 17, 2012, Maynard S. Clark said…

Good to see two brilliant and prominent vegetarians disagreeing so fundamentally (in the public space) about such a prominently debated current issue.




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