S2E1: Eating Animals
Why do we treat some animals as food and others as family? Is animal agriculture really as bad as vegans say it is? And if I want to change things, is veganism my only option?
Citations and further reading:
- The countries where people still eat cats and dogs for dinner, BBC News (2017)
- Why Don’t Americans Eat Horse? By Tim Forster, Eater (2017)
- Why Judaism and Islam Prohibit Eating Pork and Consuming Blood as a Food? Ilia Brondz, Voice of the Publisher (2018)
- The ‘Splainer: What makes the cow sacred to Hindus? by Kimberly Winston, Washington Post (2015)
- For Most People, Eating Bugs Is Only Natural by Sharon Guynup, National Geographic (2004)
- War and Peace by Max Roser, Our World in Data (2019)
- This is how many animals we eat each year by Alex Thornton, World Economic Forum (2019)
- How Many People Have Ever Lived on Earth? By Toshiko Kaneda, Population Reference Bureau (2020)
- Meat processing – Livestock slaughter procedures, Britannica.
- Rault, Jean-Loup, Donald C. Lay Jr, and Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde. (2011) Castration induced pain in pigs and other livestock. Applied Animal Behaviour Science
- Dehorning: “Standard Practice” on Dairy Farms by Anna Schecter and Drew Sandholm, ABC News (2010)
- By 2020, Male Chicks May Avoid Death By Grinder by Maryn Mckenna, National Geographic (2016)
- France to ban culling of unwanted male chicks by end of 2021, BBC News (2020)
- United Egg Producers Updated Statement on Male Chicks, United Egg Producers (2021)
- Elwood, R. W. (2011). Pain and Suffering in Invertebrates? ILAR Journal
- It’s Official: Fish Feel Pain by Ferris Jabr, Hakai Magazine/Smithsonian Magazine (2018)
- Infants’ Sense of Pain Is Recognized, Finally by Phillip M. Boffey, The New York Times (1987)
- Can animals feel pain? by Lynne U. Sneddon, The Wellcome Trust (2004)
- Meat and heart disease by Lucy Trevallion, British Heart Foundation. (2020)
- Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes, Duke-NUS Medical School (2017)
- Meat consumption contributing to global obesity, University of Adelaide (2016)
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