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Peter Peterson II
pedro at zork.net
Sun Jan 23 19:41:32 PST 2000
begin Seth David Schoen quotation:
> Peter Peterson II writes:
> > The thing that gets me though is that vegans are generally concerned
> > about the welfare of animals and the cruelty imposed upon them in
> > order to serve our wants.
> > But the tobacco industry is not about helping animals (like humans)
> > either, in fact, you could make the claim that it is expressly about
> > taking advantage of people who want tobacco. That advantage is
> > played out through economics and social studies in order to sell and
> > hopefully addict you to a product so that they can sell more of it.
> > The dangers and carelessness of tobacco doesn't seem to jive with
> > going out of your way to not oppress *other* animals.
> One possible solution to this apparent paradox is _consent_.
It seems to me that this only solves part of the paradox, that is, the
personal effects of smoking, not the actions of the industry or that
industry's effect on others. Also it begs the question whether someone
gives consent to be addictecd. Shrug.
Insecticide, corporate farming,and secondhand-smoke are not necessarily
negated by consent.
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