Stephen Sapontzis

When our interests or the interests of those we care for will be hurt, we do not recognize a moral obligation to “let nature take its course,” but when we do not want to be bothered with an obligation, “that’s just the way the world works” provides a handy excuse.

Stephen Sapontzis, ‘Predation’, Ethics and Animals, vol. 5, no. 2 (1984), p. 29