Claim: Vegans are just basing morality on cuteness


Vegans sometimes attempt to appeal to carnists' sense of humanity by pointing to cute "food" animals, such as bunnies or baby cows. Carnists will counter that cuteness doesn't determine morality.

Problems With This Argument

1. This is a straw man of the vegan position

The actual vegan position is that animals shouldn't be abused on the basis that they are sentient beings, and therefore their right to not be abused overrides our sensory pleasure. This should be true no matter your moral framework.

The point of showing cute pictures of "food" animals is to attempt to get carnists to somehow care about their choices, not to somehow decide which animals to torture.

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