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

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Religious Studies (MARS)


Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

First Advisor

Brian Stiltner


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.


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.