For Thursday, please read and write OPS's on:
1. Simmons, "Reasonable Humans and Animals": http://aphilosopher.googlepages.com/veg.pdf
2. Alastair Norcross, "Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It's All in Good Taste" in RTD, p. 130; also online here (read first few pages): http://homepage.mac.com/anorcross/papers/Puppies.pdf
Also a video is here: http://ethics.sandiego.edu/video/apa/central/2002/torturingpuppies/index.htm
3. Machan, "Do Animals Have Rights?" in RTD: only need to read pp 138-140.