Abstract

Abstract:

I examine how the use of moral language is tactically employed by the meat-eating industry to exploit and manipulate the moral community. In particular, I discuss the treatment of the word humane in the context of factory farming. I argue that when the meat-eating industry employs phrases such as killing humanely, it deceitfully directs the attention of the moral community by inviting us to make judgments about the method of killing farmed animals, while ignoring judgments about the whether or not such killing ought to happen. This difference is between killing humanely and a humane killing.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2160-1267
Print ISSN
2156-5414
Pages
pp. 76-83
Launched on MUSE
2019-04-10
Open Access
No
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