Courtney's review of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals
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Jan 04, 2012 05:28AM
I do have to ask though, was it just the species of the animal that worried you (the puppy)?
Would it not have been deeply upsetting if you'd seen an animal you happily eat, say, a pig or a sheep, be thrown off a cliff, crying? It certainly would have been for me.
I have yet to actually read this book so I'm not sure how the author tackles this, but I'd like to think that we can care equally about the well being of animals that we choose to eat as those that we choose to live with
Aug 10, 2012 10:09PM
The first example you mention was a display of evil treatment towards an innocent creature, and it is unnecessary (so it would seem). Meat eating is utility (we don't want the animals to suffer or not know about it; the animal is simply a means to serve our need for food.
Aug 14, 2012 09:27AM
Absolute b*ll*cks. There is no such thing as an animal lover that eats the flesh of murdered animals, it is such an obvious contradiction. It takes two seconds to search google and find the overwhelming amounts of research that shows it is possible, not to mention easy and healthy, to eat a plant-based diet containing no animal products. Meat eating is not 'utility', it is completely unnecessary, letting an innocent creature be tortured and murdered for your taste buds is the definition of selfishness.
Aug 18, 2012 08:38AM
We may not LIKE these things about ourselves, but it is a blatant hypocrisy. I ate meat for years and then one day in the middle of a burrito, I just got nauseated and quit. I didn't want to eat something I wasn't willing to kill myself. You know there are cannibal tribes that say human flesh is the most nourishing. Some of them only eat the flesh of the already dead. They are killing nothing, but we would label that barbaric. Let's at least be straight with ourselves. It's barbarian and brutal.
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