To clarify: I'm a pro-life ostrovegan but I would say the pro life meat eater is a bigger hypocrite because the capacity of farm animals to reason is much greater than that of a fetus (or even an infant) and far more animals are slaughtered every year.
- Pro life meat eaterVote A
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Most Helpful Girl
I get what you're saying but I really think it depends on perspective. A lot of people who are prolife are prolife for religious reasons - they believe a baby is alive at the moment of conception. Humans are higher on the hierarchy ladder than animals, so from that perspective it isn't hypocritical at all. People who are pro choice do not (usually) view the fetus as alive and as human until birth so to them abortion is not killing anything while eating meat is, so from that perspective it is not hypocritical either. I can see why both could be seen as hypocritical as well, but I don't think it's fair to judge because clearly we just dont have the same beliefs as they do.1
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I don't think either of them is necessarily a hypocrite.
To your reasoning: the capacity of farm animals to reason is very limited due to the lack of a sophisticated language through which to represent meaning. It is more than a fetus, but many pro-life people see ramifications to treating humans the same way as animals. I cannot say I disagree, knowing that modern intellectuals even now advocate euthanasia for mentally retarded children.
To your updates: If you can accept that humans are animals, you should be able to accept that invariably act naturally; therefore whatever way humans use their asset (brainpower) is as natural as whatever way animals use their physical assets. If you believe that humans have free will and animals don't, then humans are immeasurably more burdened than animals and should not be judged in the same way.0