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Daniel Howard-Snyder is a professor of philosophy at Western Washington University.
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- But [the human treatment of nonhuman animals is] nothing compared to the suffering doled out by Nature. It boggles the mind to consider the billions upon billions of animals stalked and killed or eaten alive by predators or who died slowly and painfully, decimated by disease, famine, or drought.
So it is that we must face a sobering fact: the history of our planet is a history stuffed with undeserved, horrific evil and suffering.
- "God, Evil and Suffering", Reason for the Hope Within (1999), ed. Michael J. Murray