Is Killing Ethical

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Can Killing Be Moral? To Yat Chu Hai College of Higher Education Abstract Killing is ethical or not is always a big question to philosophers and ethicists. To claim killing is evil, we are killing hundreds of thousands of animals every single day; to claim killing is ethical and morally acceptable, our laws shall be ruined and World War III and IV would be no doubt coming. So we mankind make some reasons for killing, allow us to kill in some situations while forbid us in others. This thesis is to discuss when would mankind be allow to take others’ lives and is that ethical in those scenarios. Killing for Food Humans kill for food. Actually not only human, there is no a single animal survive without killing others. Tigers kill sheep. Cows kill grass. Animals in the nature all kill for food to survive. And according the Maslow's hierarchy of needs, there is nothing wrong to fulfill our physiological needs by doing anything. But is that still the case for mankind to kill cows and sheep? It might be morally acceptable to kill for nutrition, yet not with to breed the victims. Only humans breed what they kill on this planet, constructing the endless cycle of birth-and-death to sustain a regular and stable source of food. Could this still be considered moral? I beg to differ. Without breeding animals, human can still obtain enough food as humans are omnivores: we could not only eat food but also vegetables. Humans may need sufficient proteins and lipid for better health, but obviously that can be fulfilled by hunting. According to a report from American Heart Association, cutting consumption of meat decreases the risk of having most obesity-related diseases. On the other hand, SFGate had claimed that most people only required consuming 46-56 protein per day. This mean most people in developed countries are obviously not killing animals for
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