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On Humans and Other Species

In reference to Barry A. Palevitz's excellent commentary on animal slaughter,1 I completely agree that it is about time that we, humans, reconsider our attitude toward other animals or even other humans. The problem is perhaps much more fundamental than the market value of meat as a commodity. I think the present society does little to educate a child on the moral and humane aspects of life and society. Our major goal today is to make sure that our children grow up to be rich and famous. Throu

Sailen Barik
In reference to Barry A. Palevitz's excellent commentary on animal slaughter,1 I completely agree that it is about time that we, humans, reconsider our attitude toward other animals or even other humans. The problem is perhaps much more fundamental than the market value of meat as a commodity. I think the present society does little to educate a child on the moral and humane aspects of life and society. Our major goal today is to make sure that our children grow up to be rich and famous.

Throughout history, people have been given gruesome accounts of slaughter in our art, music and literature. Just consider the recent movies: Schindler's List, Babe, Chicken Run, and those that attempted to promote tolerance and compassion to other species, including extraterrestrials: ET, Free Willy. It appears that they only served as entertainment, since the carnage of human atrocity keeps...

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