Posted: April 12, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Carnivores Make Low Estimates of Animal Minds

Meat eaters selectively deny mental abilities in the animals they consume

On the savanna a lioness will fell and shred her prey without empathy. Yet for we humans who can imagine that a cow might feel pain, pleasure and fear, enjoying animal flesh may have moral overtones. New research indicates that we have developed a mental tool to help us cope with the realities of our carnivorous nature: denial. (via Carnivores Make Low Estimates of Animal Minds: Scientific American)

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