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This chapter outlines wide range of issues, from the ethics of the direct consumption of animals by tourists in the course of trips or during particular events to the ethics of the farming of domestic animals in factory farms. The ethics of the employment of human workers engaged in the killing and slaughtering of domestic animals raised in factory farms, which are eaten by tourists as well as other consumers. The high point of many documentaries on animal life on television is the pursuit, killing, and devouring of prey by predators. Humans are animals, evolutionarily contiguous with the animal world but separated from it by some distinct 'human' traits, such as reflexivity and morality. The distinction is necessary, since in practice many moderns abstain from killing animals, even as they tend to eat their meat, if the animals were killed by someone else.