Does Veganism Entail Antinatalism?
Many antinatalists (perhaps most) embrace veganism, finding both lifestyle decisions ethically consonant with each other. But whether one entails the other depends on the particular ethic at play: If it’s preventing and minimising suffering, then does this not entail antinatalism? This negative utilitarianism is what many vegan activists like Ed Winters (Earthling Ed) say undergird their veganism, yet when Alex O’Connor (Cosmic Skeptic) brought this up to Winters in a recent podcast episode, the latter said he does not support antinatalism.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on April 25, 2022.