They talk about humans and animals like we're somehow two separate things, but we're not; humans are animals.
"Farm animals are not capable of choosing not to slaughter you, that is the essential difference. They are not choosing." yeah no kidding lol, it's kind of hard for an individual (human or not) to "choose not" to do anything to anyone in the outside world when they're pent up in factory farms. Yet if you took the time to actually see a cow on a farm sanctuary I'm sure the two of you would get along just fine ;)
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Yes agreed. We are a type of animal just like a dog is a type of animal0
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The number one problem is they can't distinguish moral relationships from sympathy.
Sympathy is an emotional reaction like disgust or attraction, it has no moral significance. You can be disgusted by a person who is morally exemplary if they are hideously ugly or have bad hygiene. You can be attracted to a person who is a moral monster.
Moral relations are a kind of contract. We can only have moral relations with creatures who are capable of making moral decisions similar to our own. In practice that is other humans. Morality is a two way street, you are only obliged to treat another person morally as long as they do the same to you. If they break the moral compact (such as by criminal behavior) you can justly deal with them by whatever means necessary. You can certainly extend moral protection to creatures not capable of returning it but there is no obligation to do so.0
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