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cyris8400's Avatar Jump to comment 30 by cyris8400

Dune010:

There is no need to bring all animals into the protection of society, but we should protect those we have adopted as pets, or use as food.

We should we limit animal suffering only if it offends people? If you throw a puppy off a cliff and no else knows about it, is it of no moral significance? Does a person love her dog because the dog costs a lot of money and amuses her or because a dog deserves to be happy and free of cruelty?

Enlightened self-interest is a source of objective morality.

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:20:00 UTC | #348425