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For several I have been working on a draft version of the constitution of the Humanist Republic of Mordan. Recently I have revisited the draft constitution, and it is mostly complete.
I intend to have finished the draft constitution by October 4, 2015. The purpose of this document is to serve as the starting point of the constitutional debate. The draft constitution is not meant as the definitive constitution, as people will be able to suggest amendments.
During the coming months, I will discuss several provisions of the constitution on this site. You are invited to contribute to these discussions.
As everyone should know cheese is made from milk and milk is produced by female mammals to feed their young. From an animal welfare perspective there are two problems with cheese. Continue reading On cheese
One objection, from an animal welfare perspective, against in vitro meat, is the fact that current blood serum is used to feed tissue cultures. Blood serum is a popular growth medium, because it contains the substances needed to culture cells ex vivo. Continue reading Algae and in vitro meat
Conservationists and environmentalists often talk about the ecological footprint. That is the area required to provide one’ s way of life. Those with a higher lifestyle have a higher footprint than people with a lower lifestyle. Continue reading Conservation and space colonization
A fair number of experiments on animals is done for educational purposes. For instance aspirant-surgeons practice on animals before they are allowed, or animals are dissected just to teach students what an animal looks like from the inside. Continue reading PVC Rats
Some might be surprised to learn that an organization devoted to space colonization is dedicated to the cause of animal welfare. But those people overlook the fact that space colonization is for us not an end on itself, but rather a mean towards the end of creating a new society based on humanist values. Continue reading Space colonization and animal welfare
There are numerous objections to in vitro meat, both from animal welfare activists and from the meat industry. Most these objections are the result of misconceptions and can be easily refuted by providing correct information. However, some objections are of a more philosophical nature, and are hence harder to refute. Continue reading A moral dilemma(?)
Animal welfare activist Ben Davidow has written an excellent article on why we should support cultured meat from an animal welfare perspective. Davidow establishes that many animal welfare activists show little to no enthusiasm for in vitro meat, and in his article he refutes several common objections raised against cultured meat. Continue reading Ben Davidow on in vitro meat