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17 October 2013
Fascism and the Language of ‘Humane’ Meat

The following letter was written by John Sanbonmatsu, associate professor of Philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to Aaron Gross of Farm Forward which promotes “humane” animal products. Free from Harm posted the letter on October 12, saying: “We thought this letter made some of the most insightful connections between human and nonhuman animal forms of oppression, especially in the context of the Orwellian nature of ‘humane’ animal products and ‘humane’ slaughter.”

To read the letter, click on:

For more about the ethics and efficacy of Holocaust comparisons:

The Holocaust and the Henmaid's Tale

Karen Davis’s book The Holocaust and the Henmaid’s Tale: A Case for Comparing Atrocities examines the legitimacy of drawing parallels between the Holocaust and the institutionalized abuse of billions of animals on farms (not just “factory” farms!) and in laboratories including the invisibility of the oppressed and the idea that some groups were “made” to serve others through suffering and sacrificial death.

"Brilliant: devastating in its analysis and hopeful in its premise."
– Carol J. Adams

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