ADVENTURES IN RATIONAL THINKING
We all--including nonvegans--agree that it is wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death on animals.
We all--including nonvegans--agree that we can't justify imposing suffering and death on animals for pleasure.
We all--including nonvegans--agree that what Michael Vick did was wrong because he inflicted suffering and death on animals for pleasure.
But the best justification we have for inflicting suffering and death on the animals we eat or use for milk, eggs, etc. is palate pleasure. We don't need to eat animal foods to live healthy lives.
We cannot distinguish morally what we do when we consume animal foods from what Michael Vick did.
Therefore, if we really do take animals seriously as a moral matter, we are committed to not consuming any animal products whatsoever.
This is the idea we explore in "Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals" Quote from: http://www.facebook.com/abolitionistapproach