I strongly encourage you to eat less meat, if not any at all, and if you feel the way my friends and I do, become an Animalist
According to Lowe, the animalist view is that persons are biological kinds.
The other horn of the dilemma has the animalist weakening her claim so that the kind in question is nominal: the kind membership is "secured merely by the possession of some set of 'defining characteristics'" (18).
Rather the animalist thinks that you and I are essentially animals; our persistence conditions are set by our animal natures.
Hylomorphism offers a third way between animalist
approaches to personal identity, which maintain that psychology is irrelevant to our persistence, and neo-Lockean accounts, which deny that humans are animals.
His co-author, Giuliano Grignaschi, PhD, head of the Animal Care Unit at the Mario Negri Institute and vice president of the Basel Declaration Society in Switzerland, which promotes information about animal testing, adds that the pressure of public opinion, particularly of organized groups of animalists
, obliges preclinical and clinical scientists to come out of their ivory tower to explain the complexity of translating research results from animals to man.
There are no animalists
on TV, and even theatres ignore these painstakingly-acquired skills.
who endorse the thinking animal argument must solve this problem by giving reasons for privileging the animal over its rivals.
It has been argued, however, that animalists
face an analogous problem, as they must accept both that we are distinct from our bodies, as our bodies can persist through death as corpses while we cannot and that our bodies can think.