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The following article was written by guest blogger Magnus Vinding. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of Sentience Politics. How can we help nonhuman animals as much as possible? A good answer to this question could spare billions from suffering and death, while a bad one could condemn as […]Read more
The Chinese government is planning to cut their population’s meat consumption by 50% through “new dietary guidelines“, according to a recent story in The Guardian. But this is highly misleading, as reported changes are very unlikely to achieve anything close to a 50% decrease. In the absence of a larger, as yet unspecified governmental initiative, […]Read more
In a senseless act of self-sabotage, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. It now faces economic turmoil, social instability, and years of isolationism. But Brexit will impact more than just the 70 millions human animals living in the United Kingdom. It is also a devastating blow for the approximately 1 billion non-human animals […]Read more
A recent study conducted at the University of Oxford concluded that adopting a vegetarian diet would save 5-8 million lives by 2050, amounting to a 6-10% drop in global mortality. The study joins a growing body of quality research suggesting that a global reduction in meat consumption can help prevent major problems in the near […]Read more
Strong arguments derive their (surprising, counter-intuitive and far-reaching) conclusions from modest premises that everybody accepts. Here’s one such premise: (1) We shouldn’t be cruel to animals, i.e. we shouldn’t harm animals unnecessarily. This principle is common sense, and it’s also contained in our animal protection laws, which testifies to its being generally accepted. Animals shouldn’t […]Read more
Contents The blind spot of consumer ethics Donating well is (much) more important than consuming well Effective vs. ineffective donation Monthly budget and career choice: “Earning to Give” “Setting a good example”: Towards a new culture of donation Our intuitive thinking is strongly influenced by consumer ethics: We think that acting responsibly according to human and […]Read more
The use of animals in the laboratory raises ethical questions. It is generally agreed that it should be reduced, ideally to zero. More and more students are trying to avoid animal experiments in the biomedical sciences, i.e. in the lab. In the kitchen, however, qualms about animal use are comparatively limited. – A contradiction? Refine, Reduce, Replace Because […]Read more