Title

Consumption of Meat: Demoralizing for Humans, Animals and the Earth

Date of Award

8-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)

Department

Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

First Advisor

Brian Stiltner

Abstract

Eating the flesh of animals to most cultures has become 'natural' and people are socially and economically forced to actually not think critically about what they are consuming every day. Based on what we know about the mental states of animals and about the negative human and ecological consequences of eating animals, people should make the moral choice to become vegetarian.

Comments

Master's thesis submitted to the faculty of Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Religious Studies.