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Anthropocentric philosophizing recycled by The Western Standard.

Why Animal Suffering Doesn’t Matter

Or more to the point, why morality must be based on human values.  Roger Scruton:

Perhaps the most disturbing feature of Linzey’s position is his endorsement of the British government’s argument for the ban on fur-farming. This ban was justified on the grounds that the rearing of captive animals for a “luxury” product is an offence against “public morality”. It is true that the law must, at some level, respond to genuine moral concerns, and cannot be simply out of line with the ordinary conscience. But what exactly is public morality, and who is to define it? 

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