Introduction This post has been a long time coming. Over the last few years I’ve had a lot people ask me how to reconcile a vegetarian diet with high-level athletic training. Before getting into the nuts and beans, let me first emphasize that I follow a vegetarian–not a vegan diet. There are some examples of […]Read More You CAN Make Friends with Salad: Giving Up Meat without Giving Up Gainz
IntroductionOne thing you learn pretty quickly in philosophy is that committing to a particular principle often commits you to unexpected positions. Since becoming vegetarian I’m starting to realize this a lot in terms of the principles that ground my vegetarianism. Here’s the issue: It seems that the principles that ground vegetarianism or veganism commit us […]Read More Can Ethical Vegetarians and Vegans Own Carnivorous Pets?
Introduction For the last half-year or so I’ve been thinking about the ethics of eating animal byproducts. Here’s what I mean: Let’s suppose that you believe that it’s unethical to eat factory farmed meat and dairy (or any meat or dairy–nothing important to my argument hangs on this). As someone who lives according to your […]Read More Can Vegans Make Broth from Dead Vagrants?
Part 1: I’m a Ramblin’ ManOk, so maybe I ought to put “ethical” from ‘ethical eating’ in bunny ears. I’m still eating meat but, as I will explain, I am making an effort to make sure that the meat I eat is humanely “produced” (?)–and I’m not eating bunny ears. Man, I can’t even write […]Read More Thoughts on Ethical Eating, "Healthfood" Stores, and Sustainable Food