1. In discussing his model essay, McPherson poses two questions that can be asked about his third premise: “if it is wrong to kill animals, then it is wrong to eat meat.” What are those two questions? How does he respond to them? Evaluate the effectiveness of his responses.
  1. Salatin writes: “Amazingly, the people who are so concerned about abortions in the third trimester of a bovine pregnancy tend to support that action in humans. Isn’t that incredible?” Does this strike you as an accurate claim? Why do you think people might feel the way Salatin describes?
  1. Salatin writes: “The people who should be most concerned about respecting and honoring animals are the members of the religious right. Instead, these folks defend the right to abuse animals, to disrespect their chickenness and pigness. And they even applaud their own ability to find the cheapest food. I wonder if they think the best church comes from hiring the cheapest pastor.” Respond to this quote. What argument is he making? What contradictory behavior is he pointing out?
  1. Salatin says he has more respect for true vegans than he does for vegetarians, “if the issue is animals equal humans.” What reasons does he offer for feeling this way? What contradictions does he point out in making such a statement? Do you find his reasons convincing?
  1. What is the Doctrine of Double Effect discussed in Norcross’s essay?
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