Should we feed our pets a vegan diet?

23 March 2021

There are plenty of good reasons to avoid consuming meat from factory farms. However, WE may well do so, but what about our pets? Should we feed our cat or dog a vegan diet? In this interview with Dr Katrien Devolder (Oxford) for @Practical Ethics Channel ,  Dr Josh Milburn (Sheffield) explains what options there are for feeding our companion animals an ethically acceptable (or preferable) diet - from vegan food, to pet food made from invertebrates, and in vitro meat  (and, yes, even in vitro human flesh!)


About the Series

Thinking Out Loud provides a series of videos and audio-podcasts produced by Katrien Devolder in which she talks to leading philosophers from around the world on topics related to practical ethics. The podcast and videos are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Katrien is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.

You can watch the videos on the Practical Ethics YouTube Channel or listen on Oxford Podcasts.


Listen to episode on Oxford Podcasts.


Link to SRT file. 

Dr Josh Milburn

Dr Josh Milburn, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Sheffield


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