“The question is not, can they reason?, nor can they talk? but, can they suffer?” this quote from philosopher Jeremy Bentham is often used as the basis for including animal’s within our moral sphere. But what if one could eliminate an animal’s ability to suffer? This is the exact proposal of one award winning ethics paper that concludes it is our ethical duty to advocate for genetically disenhanced animals, who cannot feel (and may even enjoy) pain. This, of course, opens up a host of ethical questions and the bearded duo will do their best to parse them out. They also break down the week’s news and visit one of NYC’s newest vegan eateries.
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Why We Should Genetically ‘Disenhance’ Animals Used in Factory Farms (Practical Ethics)