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  The Way We Perceive Others Affects How We Treat Them

This is a fascinating article about human psychology and meat-eating. It turns out that studies suggest that the more we dehumanize people the more willing we are to mistreat them and the same can be applied to animals.

The more superior we feel toward an animal the more willing we are to exploit him/her; therefore, we pet some and eat others.

Ideology and party affiliation seems to affect this as well: “Two recent studies demonstrate that right-wing adherents consume more meat and exploit animals more for two main reasons: (a) they push back against the threat that vegetarianism and veganism supposedly pose to traditions and cultural practice, and (b) they feel more entitled to consume animals given human “superiority””.

Please visit The Meat Paradox: Loving but Exploiting Animals.

The way we perceive others, human and nonhuman, surely affects the way we treat them. If we realized that we are all connected at the deepest level because we all share the same essence of God’s love, we wouldn’t support the hurting or killing of others willingly, as it is in the case of meat-eating.  

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