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I Love Animals, They Taste Great

A fascinating and hilarious interview with conservative intellectual Roger Scruton, here. I love this part:

After a drink, we move through to begin lunch, components of which have been produced on the Scruton farm. “That’s Singer,” declares Roger, pointing at a plate of leftover sausages. Singer the pig, mischievously named after Peter Singer, the philosopher and animal-rights theorist, has been “ensausaged” personally by his former owner. Roger beams as another lunch guest, his publisher Robin Baird-Smith, asks if he can take the final morsel. Singer, it must be said, does taste pretty good.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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