by Rick Viscomi
For the American palate alone, more than nine billion animals are raised and slaughtered for food annually, not counting aquatic animals like fish, who are counted in pounds, not as individual animals.
“Rats infected by the Toxoplasma parasite lose their fears of open spaces and bright light. They become drawn to the scent of bobcat urine, effectively seeking out their main predator.”
“But I’ve also come to see our respect for overwork as, perhaps a bit paradoxically, intellectually lazy. Measuring time is literally the easiest way to assess someone’s dedication and productivity, but it’s also very unreliable.”
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