Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-22-2020

Publication Title

Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective

First page number:

46

Last page number:

54

Abstract

In the United States (U.S.) alone, nearly 10 billion farmed animals are raised and killed for food each year, and approximately 99% of these animals are raised in factory farms, where they are mutilated without anesthetic, confined to cramped and overcrowded cages and sheds, forcibly separated at birth from their mothers, deprived of the opportunity to move freely and engage in species-specific behavior, and killed violently (Sentience Institute 2019). Given the terrible harms that billions of animals endure on U.S. factory farms each year, we must ask: why do so many people repeatedly partake in and support such a morally atrocious practice?

Keywords

Factory farming; Meat eating; Morality

Disciplines

Epistemology

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pdf

File Size

231 KB

Language

English

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