I’m back from vacation, and I’ve got lots to share! I’ve also got a to-do list a mile long (laundry, grocery shopping, catching up on reading blogs, etc., etc…). So instead of writing today, I’m posting a powerful quote that I read in John Robbin’s forward to the book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows by Melanie Joy, Ph.D. Here’s the quote:
…I have a question that burns in my soul. This is my question: Why is it that we love our companion animals so much, animals that we call “pets,” and get so much deep human value from those relationships, but then we turn around and call other animals “dinner,” and by virtue of that semantic distinction feel entitled to treat those animals with any manner of cruelty as long as it lowers the price per pound? – John Robbins
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