Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cows that don't feel pain

A recent article in Neuroethics discusses the possibility of breeding animals who do not feel pain. I think it is interesting that, in society today, many people familiar with intensive livestock production have no doubts that layers and hogs lead miserable lives. For people who search for meaning in their lives as an activist, and given what has already been accomplished in regards to civil rights, it is not suprising that animal welfare/rights has become a topic to rally around.