Would Aristotle be Vegan? - Virtue Ethics and Animal welfare
Would Aristotle be vegan? While Peter Singer is well known for his arguments for the moral status for animals, it is not the only view on animal welfare. Virtue Ethicists - who's views date all the way back to Aristotle - have much to say on the topic. Unlike other ethical theories, virtue ethicists care about the character and feelings of a person to determine what a right action is. So that begs the question, using Aristotle's system of ethics, would being Vegan be considered right?
 Peter Singer, 1979, Equality for Animal?, p.49
 Peter Railton, 2013, Alienation, Consequentialism, and morality, p.442
 Rosalind Hursthouse, 2000, Right Action,
 Hursthouse, Applying Virtue Ethics to Our Treatment of the Other Animals,p.141-142