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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 5
Professor
Daniel Pilchman
Semester
Winter

Description
When is society allowed to restrict personal liberties? • Harm Principle: to stop people from harming others • Ex. Incarceration, like Arwin Meiwes Some examples of how society restricts personal liberties: • Fines and citations o Discourages you to do it again o Getting the threat of a fine and citation to follow rules ­> limits the  choices you make • Taxes to raise prices o Makes it harder for people to buy things o Makes the choice harder o Limitation of liberty • Adding regulations and inspecting for compliance CAFO • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation • More commonly known as “Feedlots” or “Factory Farms” • According to EPA, CAFOS are “factories where large numbers of poultry, swine  cattle, or other animal types are confined within a much smaller area than  traditional pasture operations” The economic advantages of CAFOs • CAFOs make up 15% of all animal feeding operations in the U.S. • It is a away to earn a living while producing affordable meat • Pollan, “The economic logic (of CAFOS) is hard to argue with; it has made of  meat, which used to be a special occasion in most American homes. So cheap and  abundant that many of us now eat it three times a day” • Livelihood of people like veterinarians who specialize in high capacity livestock  medicine, are entirely dependent on CAFOs” Pollan on CAFOs • 4 major points from the animals perspective 1. Feedlot animals are fed different foods that they evolved to eat, including their  own kind until 1997 2. Animals are forced to live and sleep in their own feces 3. Animals are exposed to new and potent diseases 4. Feedlots smell awful Regulating CAFOs? • In light of their iss
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