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Thread #89291 Message #1683611
Posted By: shepherdlass
02-Mar-06 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: Sir Paul & the seals
Subject: RE: BS: Sir Paul & the seals
Well, gnu, Sir Paul presumably won't be having any farmed salmon as his principles do extend to vegetarianism. Increased adoption of such a diet (ie growing grains to feed people rather than the animals destined for the rich world's table) might actually do something to reduce world hunger. The old cliche that the protesters love animals more than people really doesn't hold up in most cases.
As for moral imperialism ... Should we, say, have encouraged the continuation of bear-baiting or (for those who see humans as above all other considerations) foot-binding on the basis that they provided jobs and we didn't want to be moral imperialists?