21 January 2007

His Beef with Vegetarianism

Here is an essay from The Nation, which bills itself as "a progressive journal." The author, Daniel Lazare, is hostile to vegetarianism. Why is it that so many progressives think it's silly to accord moral status to animals? Then again, progressives think abortion is merely a medical procedure, devoid of moral significance. In fact, as anyone with any sense knows, it destroys human life, depriving fetuses of activities, experiences, projects, and enjoyments. So much for progressives being concerned about the vulnerable. Those of you who care about animals might want to join Matthew Scully and me on the conservative side.

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