An Anti-Commodification Defense of Veganism

Ethics, Policy and Environment 19 (3):285-300 (2016)
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We develop an anti-commodification defense of ethical veganism which holds that common defenses of ethical veganism can benefit from treating the commodification of non-human animals as a serious, distinct moral wrong. Drawing inspiration from Elizabeth Anderson’s account of commodification, we develop an account of commodification that identifies most uses of animals in developed countries as forms of problematic commodification. We then show that this position can make significant contributions to both welfarist defenses of ethical veganism and animal rights theories.



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Patrick Clipsham
Winona State University
Katy Fulfer
University of Waterloo

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