Death: ‘Growing’ and Killing Animals
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In her essay, ‘Being Prey’, the ecofeminist activist and philosopher Val Plumwood, reflects on her experience of being hunted and attacked by a crocodile. Whilst the crocodile has its jaws around her and is spinning her underwater in a ‘death roll’, Plumwood has a distinctly humanocentric moment. She experiences outrage on realizing that this Other animal is attempting to eat her. In the West, we do not imagine that our lives might end with someone taking a bite out of us; or by having our necks broken so that our killer might enjoy a more relaxed meal.
KeywordsAnimal Agriculture Animal Food Meat Industry Animal Food Production Factory Farm
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