Gary Steiner, a professor of philosophy at Bucknell University, and
author of “Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status
and Kinship” argues that the killing of animals for human consumption is
ethically wrong since the intelligence of a cat and a human, for
example, is not of moral significance. Both creatures exist for their
own reasons and should enjoy that same right of not being exploited.
Steiner calls everyone who is eating turkey this Thanksgiving to ponder
on the short and miserable life these animals had, thanks to us
"intelligent, compassionate humans".
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God calls us to be compassionate and merciful toward all Creation,
and this Thanksgiving holiday the center of our meals should not be an
animal who was killed for profit and taste, but a thankful attitude for
all the tasty and varied plant-based foods available to us.
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