|The Greatest Threat to People|
31 May 2014
29 May 2014
|We are All Subjects of a Life|
|The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare|
22 May 2014
Why chicken has no taste
Why can’t you taste the chicken in a chicken sandwich? Factory farmed chickens are fed only corn and soya* - a bland unnatural diet leaving them tasteless. What you taste in the sandwich is the spice added to disguise this truth.
*National Chicken Council - the voice of the chicken industry (but not the voice of chickens)
20 May 2014
17 May 2014
|Equal Consideration of Interests? Part Two|
What is equal consideration of interests? It means the welfare interests of humans and animals are equally important. Human concerns should not automatically take priority over animal concerns. We must give equal thought to the PERTINENT welfare of each. Thus if human and animal interests are equal regarding experimentation, and if you are not prepared to experiment on one then you cannot experiment on the other.
|Equal Consideration of Interests? Part One|
What is equal consideration of interests?
"If an animal feels pain, the pain matters as much as when a human feels pain - if the pains hurt just as much. How bad pain and suffering are does not depend on the species that experiences it. When there is moral conflict you must consider animal and human interests equally". Peter Singer
12 May 2014
|Code of Conduct|
You will study ideas that challenge the present human worldview of animals.You may feel these ideas threaten your views and lifestyle.You are not required to agree with these ideas and should decide yourself what to think.To join this course you must accept this code and be positive and respectful.If you are disturbed speak privately with the teacher to explore ways to help you.Now teach with confidence!
Are humans morally superior to animals? If animals can act morally, then you can only COMPARE the morality of one species with another species, like compare the music of Mozart with Beethoven. But neither is better than the other; they are just different. If animals are amoral, then you cannot judge human morality against something that does not exist, like you cannot judge the goodness of a robot against nothing at all. You might have a preference, but that is merely personal taste.