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Discussions about specific materials / Gadhimai Festival
« on: December 04, 2019, 10:46:44 AM »
Despite what was previously thought by many activists to be the end of the gruesome centuries-old slaughter Nepalese ritual called Gadhimai, as religious authorities had announced that it should, and after the Supreme Court of Nepal has reached a verdict in favor of ending it, yesterday Hindu worshippers have slaughtered thousands of buffalos as part of this religious slaughter ritual.


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Discussions about specific materials / World Vegan Day
« on: November 01, 2019, 02:25:01 AM »
Tomorrow is World Vegan Day. This year’s events are expected to be particularly cheerful, because optimism among the vegan community is probably stronger than ever before. One of the main reasons for that is the variety and availability of vegan products, especially ones who try to directly substitute animal derived product and do so very successfully. Never before were there so many plant based options which look, cook, sizzle, and satisfy like animals’ flesh.
However, most humans are still choosing the animal based options.


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Discussions about specific materials / World Farm Animals Day
« on: October 02, 2019, 09:59:49 AM »
For the World Farm Animals Day held today, a post about the second prison these animals are forced to live in, their own deformed bodies. Bodies who have become like an alien machine, an enemy from inside, designed by the exploiters and working against the animals’ own interests


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Discussions about specific materials / Accelerating Hell
« on: September 12, 2019, 09:12:49 AM »
The US government is planning to set new slaughter regulations and to reduce the number of inspectors in slaughterhouses. A move which will make murdering animals even worse than it already is.


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Discussions about specific materials / The Harmfulness of Meat
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:39:22 AM »
As tempting as using the health argument may seem, given the unequivocal data about the harms involved with meat consumption, this move might be harmful to animals, both on the long and short term.


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The European Union and the South American Mercosur trading block (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) have reached agreement on a new free-trade deal. The trade agreement paves the way for a
significant increase of imports of cheaper cows flesh for the 500 million consumers EU market.



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Discussions about specific materials / Suuny Abuse
« on: June 20, 2019, 06:56:16 AM »
Tomorrow is the first official day of the summer in the northern hemisphere.
Humans find every reason for a celebration, and every celebration is a reason to abuse animals.


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Discussions about specific materials / Deep Impact
« on: May 16, 2019, 02:17:57 AM »
The world record for deepest submarine dive ever was broken. During the 4 hours dive, the explorer spotted a plastic bag and candy wrappers on the seafloor of the deepest place on earth.
This achievement of reaching the deepest place on earth, which humans rather see as how far they can reach as a species, is actually a symbol of how deep their destructive effect reaches.



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Discussions about specific materials / Skyscrapers
« on: April 08, 2019, 02:37:25 AM »
Yesterday the guardian published an article regarding a new repot which ranks the deadliest cities in the US for birds. Up to one billion birds die in glass collisions every year in the US alone. Some birds are distracted by the buildings’ bright lights at night, and others are confused by their clear, reflective glass during the day.
Skyscrapers are to birds, what cars are for numerous land animals – assassin tools.


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Discussions about specific materials / The Fur Industry Comeback
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:05:34 AM »
For the last official day of the winter, a post about the fur industry and its comeback over the last two decades, after the animal rights community was sure that at least this sick industry is history.




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The final part of the series of posts regarding Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows An Introduction to Carnism is respectively about the final chapter of the book, which suggests that humans must fight Carnism by bearing witness to the world atrocities, seriously arguing that with all the ugliness, there is also great beauty and potential in this world.


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In the previous post regarding Melanie Joy’s Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, we have focused on the biggest keystone of her thesis, the assumption that humans are naturally loving and caring towards animals. In this post we focus on her claim that humans are doing bad things despite being good, because they are unaware of the truth.


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In the previous post regarding Melanie Joy’s Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, we have focused on humans’ relations with dogs, being a keystone in her thesis. In this post we focus on an even greater keystone of her thesis, the assumption that humans are naturally loving and caring towards animals.


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Discussions about specific materials / Melanie Joy’s theory of Carnism
« on: December 24, 2018, 01:52:29 PM »
After we discussed Norbert Elias who argues that humans relation to meat changed because they started to feel repugnant by their own animality and so gradually felt repugnance for meat, and after discussing Nick Fiddes who argues that humans don’t eat meat despite that it is made out of animals but because it is made out of animals, and then Keith Tester who argues that humans who choose not to eat meat are actually doing so to define their own humanity, the following posts of this series about meat eating, will focus on Melanie Joy’s theory of Carnism

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Discussions about specific materials / Meat a Natural Symbol of Power
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:57:30 AM »
After addressing the estimation of the sociologist Norbert Elias that vegetarianism might be much more popular as part of a general and gradual refinement in humans’ social behavior, for the second part of the series about human relations with animals flesh eating, we wish to address a theory about meat by the anthropologist Nick Fiddes. In his book Meat: A Natural Symbol Fiddes suggests an anthropological explanation to why humans are so keen on meat, and what is according to him, the only condition which might alter them.

Basically Fiddes argues that animals symbolize power and nature, and so eating them is the ultimate symbol of humans’ dominance, of their superiority over other animals, and their triumph over nature. So to put it bluntly, humans don’t eat meat despite that it’s made of murdered animals, but because it is made of murdered animals.
We disagree that it is the only reason humans eat meat, but we definitely agree it is a very main one, and so it is highly important for activists to acknowledge it.


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