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Comment 71 by logicophilosophicus

So it is far from obvious that the proverbially red tooth and claw of Nature are moral issues, and if they are, what should we be doing to address them?

All matters of suffering are moral issues.

It’s not unthinkable that our morality will evolve to the point where it becomes public policy to protect wildlife from its predators. The logistics of it would be stupendously hard, but morally it’s a no-brainer. A world where creatures with advanced central nervous systems are not being eaten alive is better than a world where creatures with advanced central nervous systems are being eaten alive. I don’t see how anyone can doubt this. Enough with the carnage, let’s give the zebras a friggin’ break already! If at some point in the future we are able to do that and yet choose not to, we’re no better than the hypothetical evil god that designed the bloody thing in the first place.

Sun, 20 May 2012 17:31:26 UTC | #942460