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Vibrant Vegetarian Gujarat

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how despite the historical influences of vegetarian Vaishnava traditions, Jainism, the salience of Mahatma Gandhi in Gujarat, and its current index of the abject, meat eating is ... More


Blessed Are the Meat-Eaters

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the efforts of missionaries to promote meat-eating in China. It explains that Buddhists in China have traditionally held that not eating meat is a religious meritorious form ... More


Animals—Property or Persons?

Gary L. Francione

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter argues that the human attitude towards animals can best be described as moral schizophrenia. It explains that this moral schizophrenia is related to the status of animals as property, ... More


Ecological sex differences in wild orangutans

Carel P. van Schaik, Maria A. van Noordwijk, and Erin R Vogel

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Sex differences in diet, ranging, and activity budgets (‘ecology’) can have two plausible, non-exclusive causes: differential needs due to reproduction in females and differences in body size, as ... More


“Horsemeat Is Certainly Delicious”: Anxiety, Xenophobia, and Rationalism at a Nineteenth-Century American Hippophagic Banquet

Susanna Forrest

in Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226583044
eISBN:
9780226589657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589657.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In a German restaurant in Kansas City, on 5 March 1898, twenty-odd students and faculty members of Kansas City Veterinary College invited local physicians to dine on horsemeat. Horse slaughter for ... More


The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Ben Bramble and Bob Fischer (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199353903
eISBN:
9780199353934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Is it morally wrong to eat meat? If so, what follows from this? This volume brings together twelve chapters, each confronting one question or the other. The book has three parts. The first part ... More


Against Blaming the Blameworthy

Bob Fischer

in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199353903
eISBN:
9780199353934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353903.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

It’s wrong to eat meat. Still, we shouldn’t blame people for consuming it—or so this chapter contends. In short, the problem is that the arguments against meat-consumption generalize, which is to say ... More


Meat and Evil

Matthew C. Halteman

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In a world where meat is often a token of comfort, health, hospitality, and abundance, one can be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at the conjunction “meat and evil.” From another perspective, the ... More


(Human) Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

Reiko Ohnuma

in Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190637545
eISBN:
9780190637576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the thinking, speaking, highly anthropomorphized animals found in previous-life stories of the Buddha (jātakas)—more specifically, those that populate the Pāli ... More


Animals and the Expanding Moral Circle

T.J. Kasperbauer

in Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the hypothesis that our treatment of animals is best accounted for by an “expanding moral circle.” This hypothesis is examined by looking at changes in attitudes to animals ... More


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