- It probably would depend on the person and how they feel about animals as to which are more “morally problematic”. If you have a soft spot for dogs, some using them for food would be extremely problematic compared to using fish. It would also depend if you’re a trophy hunter or a PETA person.
- I’m definitely in the “troubled middle” of this. It means that we eat meat from animals, but from only certain kinds of animals. Testing for a life saving drug on animals is a good idea but not testing cosmetics. It seems hypocritical, but it’s a mixture of what he called “a big brain and a big heart”. You keep both interests of humans and animals in mind.
- I would say that culture heavily influences the difference between “pets” and “food”. I was grown up taught that different animals were put on the earth for different purposes. Some were to sustain humans, others for companionship.