Meat Eaters By Dissociation
An Animal Rights Article from


December 2016

The authors conclude that the series of studies:

...experimentally demonstrated what many philosophers and animal rights advocates have claimed for long times: Culturally entrenched processes of dissociation found in the way we produce, prepare and talk about meat and animals sustain people’s willingness to eat meat as they make it easy to ignore the meat-animal link. Such dissociation reduces empathy and disgust that would otherwise reduce meat consumption.

As the authors note, advocates have long been aware of the tactics used by stakeholders in the meat industry to disconnect meat from animals.

Advocates themselves often employ tactics that have the opposite effect by forcing people to confront the link between living animals and the meat they eat.

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