道德进步和动物福利

普林斯顿——

甘地曾经敏锐地观察到“从一国如何对待动物当中可以看出这是否是一个伟大的国度。”人类为刀俎,动物为鱼肉,让动物减少痛苦是不折不扣的文明社会标志。

因此,将世界动物福利立法进程绘成图表,就可以作为道德进步的整体指标。上个月,世界对立的两方的表现让我们相信,尽管步履蹒跚,地球正在向文明迈进一小步。

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