About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Arguments Can Hurt Animals in the Real World

Advocates often promote arguments that appear, to us, to be anti-meat. But how the arguments appear to us is less than irrelevant. 

The only thing that matters is how an argument actually plays out in the real world.

This video shows how concern for global warming is causing more chickens to suffer and die.

As Nobel Laureate Herb Simon pointed out, people don't seek to find the perfect solution. They look for something that is "good enough." And when we make an argument where red meat is the worst and a certain form of veganism is the best, the vast majority of people choose somewhere in the middle. And this almost always means eating many more birds.

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