April 21, 2022

Why It's Ok to Eat Meat

  • Jordan Lofthouse

    Associate Program Director, Academic and Student Programs
  • Dan C. Shahar

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On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jordan Lofthouse and Dan Shahar discuss Shahar's latest book, Why It's Ok to Eat Meat. Many people say that eating meat is morally wrong and we shouldn’t eat it. This book pushes back against the many arguments that eating meat is immoral or unethical in a respectful and engaging manner. Shahar argues that the appropriate response to the fact that many of the things we consume, like meat, are associated with problems is “to devote ourselves to action—for most of us, far more action than we’re accustomed to taking."