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Coronavirus and the Inhumane Treatment of Meat Packers

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/20/coronavirus-and-inhumane-treatment-meat-packers

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How about the inhumane treatment of animals, Emily? People shouldn’t be eating meat, period: it’s unhealthy, hard on the environment, and cruel to animals.

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The author misses the larger point: the entire “meat” industry has got to go.

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Except among human populations isolated in the far north or the far south – where nutritional needs might require consumption of animal flesh – eating meat is gratuitously cruel. For the vast majority of humans, eating meat serves only one non-vital interest: gustatory pleasure. It is morally repugnant to take the life of a single animal to satisfy someone’s gustatory pleasure.

“Meat packers” … what a sickening term. No one could admit this – “I’m a meat packer” – without feeling shame.

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