How Not to Argue for Animal Rights Online: What Proponents of Animal Rights Should Learn from the Revised Dietary Guidelines on Meat-Eating

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last week, you have seen the new systematic review of the existing evidence concerning the health effects and dietary guidelines surrounding red meat and processed meats. Without getting into the gory details, the review evaluates of the quality of the evidence that had guided previous dietary […]

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Standard Arguments for Why It’s OK to Eat Meat and Why They Are Much Weaker Than You Think

IntroductionAt some point, every semester in my critical thinking class, I issue a challenge to my students.  For homework, they have to come up with their best possible argument for why it’s OK to eat factory farmed meat.  Every class gives variations of the same handful of arguments and they are indeed the same arguments […]

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