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posted on 04.04.2022, 12:47 authored by Josh MilburnJosh Milburn
What is to be done when parents disagree about whether to raise their children as vegans? Three positions have recently emerged. Marcus William Hunt has argued that parents should seek a compromise. I have argued that there should be no compromise on animal rights, but there may be room for compromise over some ‘unusual’ sources of non-vegan, but animal-rights-respecting, food. Carlo Alvaro has argued that both Hunt and I are wrong; veganism is like religion, and there should be no compromise on religion, meaning there should be no compromise on veganism. This means that even my minimal-compromise approach should be rejected. This paper critiques Alvaro’s zero-compromise veganism, demonstrating that his case against Hunt’s position is undermotivated, and his case against my position rests upon misunderstandings. If vegans wish to reject Hunt’s pro-compromise position, they should favour a rightist approach, not Alvaro’s zero-compromise approach.

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British Academy [PF19\100101]

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • International Relations, Politics and History

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Ethics and Education

Volume

16

Issue

3

Pages

375 - 391

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

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© Taylor & Francis

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Publication date

2021-05-18

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1744-9642

eISSN

1744-9650

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Josh Milburn. Deposit date: 28 March 2022

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