Friend or Food?

Interesting blog post here. I  found this passage especially insightful:

the adult world channels empathy:
– Towards pets, soft toys, cartoons – the ones who stand to benefit least,
not least because many of them are inanimate!
– Away from real farmed animals (or hunted, vivisected or otherwise confined and abused animals) – the ones who would most benefit from that empathy. The adult world actively teaches us not to care about certain classes of animals, and to see them as something, not someone. The act of classification is itself integral to the fragmentation of empathy.

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