Sunday, 18 November 2012

Daughter's Questions: Eating Meat

Around her birthday, our daughter asked us whether it's cruel to eat meat.

I think a lot of children at some point ask this one, and it's a difficult question. Partly because it is so morally unsettling and makes we non-vegetarians question ourselves. What is the best answer we can provide? Or perhaps we should all go vegetarian?


2 comments:

  1. Daughters can pose remarkable philosophical questions. One of ours invented hard determinism at the age of 6.

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  2. They've got very uncluttered, enquiring minds. On the subject of daughters and hard determinism, our daughter's favourite excuse for behaviour we question is to say "My body made me do it".

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