Abuse of Animals
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 28 November 2010, Question 2
I answered a question on abuse of animals on Philosophy in Action Radio on 28 November 2010. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
Are people who abuse their pets immoral? Or: Should we think ill of someone for neglecting or abusing their pets? If so, why?
My Answer, In Brief: A person's treatment of his pets reveals his character, for better or worse.
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- Duration: 7:19
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