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The Gross-Out Factor: Can We Use Disgust to Turn People Off Meat?

We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?

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Animal Liberation, Human Liberation: One Struggle, One Fight?

Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.

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The Gross-Out Factor: Can We Use Disgust to Turn People Off Meat?

We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?

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Animal Liberation, Human Liberation: One Struggle, One Fight?

Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.

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Animal Liberation, Human Liberation: One Struggle, One Fight?

Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.

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The Question of Animal Sentience and Consciousness

Often discussions of our moral responsibilities to animals hinge on the question of consciousness. The Sentience Institute makes the surprising argument that consciousness doesn’t exist, and argues instead for the concept of sentience.

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The Gross-Out Factor: Can We Use Disgust to Turn People Off Meat?

We already know that food aversions based in disgust can be very persistent, and arise out of evolutionary adaptations in the brain that cause us to avoid food that may make us sick. Since this trait is hard-wired into our brains and can be extremely effective at making us avoid certain foods, might we be able to use disgust to convince people to give up meat?

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Animal Liberation, Human Liberation: One Struggle, One Fight?

Animal advocates are often prone to compare the struggle for animal rights with other social justice issues, like racism and sexism. In an interview with Dr. Kristof Dhont, we explore to what extent these issues are connected, and how to discuss their connection in a way that isn’t alienating.


Animal News Stories from Around the Web

In recent years, major news outlets have started taking note of the animal movement, and including coverage of animal rights, welfare, and conservation issues on a daily basis. Check out our curated selection of top stories from around the world, updated every day.

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