On this episode of the podcast, we talk about the ideology of veganism, the ethical problem of factory farming, and explore how different cultures view the consumption of animals differently.

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Timestamps:

  • 0:00 - Intro, Vietnam chicken story
  • 5:13 - The three pillars of veganism
  • 16:33 - The Chinese puppy story
  • 33:10 - On the sentience of animals
  • 42:09 - Vegan ideology
  • 59:01 - The ethics of factory farming

Recap:

  • We kick off this episode of the podcast with a story from a road trip I did through Vietnam a few years ago.
  • From there, we discuss the three pillars of veganism: the ethical problem of animal suffering, the environmental impact of animal agriculture, and the individual health factor.
  • I then go on to recount my experiences in China encountering strange things at local markets, such as bags of live snakes and chicken eggs boiled in children's urine.
  • I recount the tale of a puppy I met while living in China, and then go on to compare the cognitive capacities of dogs and pigs.
  • I detail the different stages in my journey from eating meat to becoming plant-based.
  • With that out of the way, we tackle the problem of vegan ideology and address various issues surrounding more radical views of veganism.
  • We round of this discussion talking about the ethical problems of our current factory farming system and how we could move beyond it.

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