Friday 9 December 2016

Ignore the bleating, there's far too much woolly thinking on ethics of eating meat

Published 27/01/2016 | 02:30

'Inevitably, the morality of meat-rearing is completely separate to the morality of meat-eating because once you have decided that meat is murder, there can be no ethically acceptable way to produce it'
'Inevitably, the morality of meat-rearing is completely separate to the morality of meat-eating because once you have decided that meat is murder, there can be no ethically acceptable way to produce it'

It was a traumatic weekend for RTÉ's two chat show hosts, but a weary viewer will argue that watching either the 'Late Late Show' or 'The Ray D'Arcy Show' can be a traumatic experience for the audience, so sympathy will be in short supply.

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D'Arcy undoubtedly wins the booby prize for the worst interview following his car-crash encounter with 'Making A Murderer's much sought-after attorney, Dean Strang.

But the hysterical and righteous fury which followed Ryan Tubridy's item with a Galway farmer who has invented a new device for tagging lambs was a perfect example of how far removed from the source of our food so many Irish people have become.

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