Animals are bred for a purpose
Is dog fighting therefore moral if the dogs were bred with the purpose to fight?
It really does epitomize the arrogance of our species that we think we have the right to decide why an animal is alive and what their life should be used for. It perfectly demonstrates just how much we have victimized and devalued non-human animals.
Just because we have decided what will happen to an animal doesn’t mean what will happen to them is morally justifiable. Many people breed dogs into existence with the sole purpose of raising them for dog fighting, does that mean that dog fighting is moral because those animals were bred for that purpose?
This argument completely avoids the fact that the animals that we exploit have a preference to live their life and wish to avoid feeling pain and fear, in their eyes they have no awareness of the reason they were bred and their desire to live is exactly the same as an animal that was born without a ‘purpose’ for humans.
Content copy adapted from "30 Non-Vegan Excuses & How To Respond To Them" by Earthling Ed
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