Is it Wrong Like Having A Slave is Wrong? – Jonathan Safran Foer

Author Jonathan Safran Foer has remarked that he “never wanted to impose his views of vegetarianism on others, because ‘that’s not really my business what another person eats…’But on the other hand, would you have said that about slavery — ‘Slaves aren’t for me, but if he has them, that’s okay’? Would you say that about the environment — ‘I think we should be sensitive to how we use our resources, but if he wants to chop down his forest, that’s his business’? At a certain point, you say it’s wrong for me and it’s wrong for you. And then if it’s wrong for everybody, how is it wrong — is it wrong like telling a white lie is wrong? Is it wrong like driving an SUV in a city is wrong? Is it wrong like having a slave is wrong?” - from Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

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