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Consider the Lobster and Consider your life

An examination of the merits, accuracy, and value of David Foster Wallace's "Consider the Lobster."

Jonathan Klumpp

on 22 January 2013

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Transcript of Consider the Lobster and Consider your life

David Foster Wallace Consider the Lobster Consider the Lobster Consider that lobster, your dog, your brother, your mother, your values, and your life. Boiling Tendencies Do Lobsters feel pain?
They have been known to exhibit preferences.
What does this mean? Farm to Fridge Where do we draw the line between what is acceptable and what is morally repugnant or in fact, murder. Truths Full grown pigs possess the same degree of self awareness and even more intelligence than most three year old human beings.
More than 1/5 of all greenhouse gases are generated through livestock production.
More than 30 states in our own country have exempted farm animals from animal cruelty laws.
Humans are not the only Carnivores, clearly.
The livestock industry gives life to billions of animals every year. Virtue and Value We are all horrible!
Why ethics fails Veganism. Mirrors Consider Your Life Sentient: <adj.> Responsive to or conscious of self-impressions.
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