Bugging the Strict Vegan

Articles

Abstract

Entomophagy—eating insects—is getting a lot of attention these days. However, strict vegans are often uncomfortable with entomophagy based on some version of the precautionary principle: if you aren’t sure that a being isn’t sentient, then you should treat it as though it is. But not only do precautionary principle-based arguments against entomophagy fail, they seem to support the opposite conclusion: strict vegans ought to eat bugs.

Keywords

Entomophagy Insects Veganism Precautionary principle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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