Here I discuss the role the film “Babe” has played in helping people address these challenges and make this moral progress. It is thought that a significant number of young people (mostly girls, now young women) became vegetarians due to their seeing “Babe.” These people are often called “Babe Vegetarians,” influence by what has been called “The Babe Effect.” Many of their stories are found on the internet.
Nobis, N. (2009). The "Babe" vegetarians: bioethics, animal minds and moral methodology. In S. Shapshay (Ed.), Bioethics at the movies. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press. (pp. 56-73).
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