I think I understand the gist of the vegan moral argument for not eating meat. I am not saying all vegans are so because of the moral argument but there are some who are. I am definitely not vegan, so while I may understand it I feel differently.
And I still do even though, many years ago, my wife’s grandfather, while preparing eels for us, said: “If they could scream, this would be illegal.”
That thought has stuck with me ever since because it seems profoundly true. We tolerate, even accept, a certain amount of animal cruelty towards those animals that are the least like us. And: