Wayne Yuen's blog about philosophy, and everything else that strikes his fancy.
Wow, I never realized how erudite Mike Rowe is. "this is truly foul" is the kind of dialogue I am more familiar with hearing from him. Thanks for the post Wayne. I am going to be completely rethinking how I relate to that show. As for ethics in animal husbandry... obviously it our responsibility to act in a way that results in the least amount of total suffering. The system that is currently in place seems to satisfy that (assuming that castration and tail removal is not negotiable). The sheep get a swift procedure from the shepherd and the squeamish humans get a nice story about rubber bands from the "authorities" -JS