In class we discussed all the negative aspects of factory farming and it seemed as though, regardless of how you consider animals morally, the general consensus is that there is a moral obligation to not eat factory farmed meat. Despite this most people are still ok with continuing on as usual and not changing their diets in any way. This completely baffles me.
It’s not difficult to eat vegetarian, in today’s society there are countless options. People complain it’s expensive, there are plenty of broke college students that have found ways to do it where it’s not. There is no good argument to eat factory farmed meat, all of them boil down to a selfishness and laziness that, recognized or not, is immoral.
However, at this point I’m starting to believe that there isn’t going to be any significant change until the impending consequences get drastically worse and the threat to humanity is more tangible which, whatever that situation might be, is seemingly easily preventable.