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Should an Animal Shelter refuse food from a bullfighting company?
An animal shelter should refuse food from a bullfighting company.
Bullfighting companies could use donations to animal shelters as a way of making their practice seem more morally acceptable.
If they accept the food, they will be saying they are okay with bullfights.
Accepting the food goes against their philosophy as an animal-defense organisation.
Every animal-related nonprofit organization has to fight for the defense of all animals, not just the ones they directly defend.
Rejecting the food will just have had the effect that the food will either have been sold or donated to another cause, so this rejection will only have a negligible effect the bull-fighting company.
They should accept all food since all food is useful. The person or company who donated it shouldn't be a valid criteria.
Bullfighting is separate from abandoning animals.
The shelter would lose the support of a big community in Portugal- the lovers of bullfights.
We have a moral duty to intervene in nature to limit animal suffering.
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