THE JAINA ARGUMENT FOR VEGETARIANISM (etc.)
Fundamental premise or assumption (F):
Being a self (alternatively, being capable of feeling pain) is a
moral-sphere-making characteristic; that is, anything that is a self
(or, is capable of feeling pain) has moral rights.
Question: Does everything with moral rights also have moral responsibilities?
Jaina answer: No. Animals are not responsible for their actions but still should
not be injured.
Factual premise (S):
Animals are selves (or, are capable of feeling pain), as is indicated
by their behavior.
Within the moral sphere: what acts are morall