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By Amy J. Fitzgerald

Every day, hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe sit to a meal that incorporates meat. This publication explores a number of questions because it examines using animals as meals: How did the domestication and construction of cattle animals emerge and why? How did present modes of elevating and slaughtering animals for human intake boost, and what are their outcomes? What may be performed to mitigate or even opposite the affects of animal construction? With perception into the ancient, cultural, political, criminal, and financial procedures that form our use of animals as nutrients, Fitzgerald presents a holistic photo and explicates the connections within the offer chain which are obscured within the present mode of nutrition construction. Bridging the space in animal agriculture among creation, processing, intake, and their linked affects, this research envisions methods of redressing the unwanted effects of using animals as foodstuff. It information how intake degrees and practices have replaced because the dating among creation, processing, and intake has shifted. as a result wide-ranging questions addressed during this booklet, the writer attracts on many fields of inquiry, together with sociology, (critical) animal stories, heritage, economics, legislations, political technological know-how, anthropology, criminology, environmental technology, geography, philosophy, and animal science.

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