NYT Launches Contest To Find the Best Ethical Reason To Eat Meat

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The New York Times is launching a contest to find the most rational ethical defense for eating meat (perhaps to give meat eaters a chance to defend themselves against this recent study?) and they’ve assumed an impressive roster of thinkers to judge the contest.

Judges will include Peter Singer, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jonathan Safran Foer and Andrew Light. If you’re interested in submitting your thoughts (in 600 words or less), you best get to it: the deadline is April 6. More about the contest from The New York Times:

Rules: This is a very specific contest. Don’t tell us why you like meat, why organic trumps local or why your food is yours to choose. Just tell us why it’s ethical to eat meat.

Guidelines: Send written entries of no more than 600 words to ethicist@nytimes.com. Entries are due by April 8; no late submissions will be considered.

The Prize: The best essay or essays will be published in an upcoming issue of The New York Times.

The Caveat: Feel free to bat ideas around in the comments section below, but to be considered by the judges entries must be submitted to ethicist@nytimes.com.

(Image: Flickr member The Bitten Word licensed under Creative Commons)