Meat and milk factories
4 pages (1000 words)
In this chapter, the authors, Singer and Mason, are trying to show how our milk and meat farms operate and how we treat our animals. In the process, they raised the question about why it would be that we have different nomenclature for animal acts. Instead of giving birth, they “farrow.” Instead of eating, they “feed.” Instead of being pregnant, they “gestate.” The implication is that we use different terms for animals, so that we can continue with the delusion that animals are so separate from us that they do not have the same feelings, thoughts and emotions that we do.