Eating Animals - Words/Meaning – Hiding/Seeking Summary & Analysis

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Animal – Before visiting any farms, Foer decides to read through literature and history about eating animals. For Foer, to ask what an animal is, is to ask what a human is. He provides a number of definitions. Anthropocentrism is the idea that human beings are the pinnacle of evolution, and hold dominion over all. Anthropodenial is the argument that animals do not feel things like humans do, such as loneliness. Anthropomorphism is the projecting of humanity and the human experience onto animals or inanimate objects. A battery cage for chickens allows space for a chicken which ranges from the size of a book page to the size of a regular sheet of paper, with cages stacked as many as eighteen high in Japan. Foer urges people to consider themselves in such a situation. Broiler chickens, primarily used for eating...

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