Eating Animals

“Having little exposure to animals makes it much easier to push aside questions about how our actions might influence their treatment. The problem posed by meat has become an abstract one: there is no individual animal, no singular look of joy or suffering, no wagging tail, and no scream. The philosopher Elaine Scarry has observed that ‘beauty always takes place in the particular.’ Cruelty, on the other hand, prefers abstraction.”

Eating Animals, p. 102
By Jonathan Safran Foer
Published 2009
Labels: Memoir, Non-fiction, Quotes,

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