Jay Bost The Ethics Of Eating Meat Summary

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Jay Bost begins his essay on the ethics of eating meat by introducing himself as a former vegetarian. He claims that he has given much thought about the ethics of eating meat. Bost agrees that the reasons for not eating meat are obvious and clear to him- “animals are raised and killed in cruel conditions; grain that could feed hungry people is fed to animals; the need for pasture fuels deforestation; and by eating meat, one is implicated in the killing of a sentient being.“ (Bost)
However, Bost believes that all but the last concept do not apply to every kind of meat available for consumption. The main idea is that any food can be unethical based on the way it has been produced. Even fruit and vegetable production can be unethical if it

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