Kill Your Favorite Dish: Examining the Role of New Carnivorism in perpetuating Meat Eating

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@article{d9e27f3f549a4042a2e4cc52205f12ff,
title = "Kill Your Favorite Dish: Examining the Role of New Carnivorism in perpetuating Meat Eating",
abstract = "Scholars and activists opposing the killing of nonhuman animals have long shared the assumption that the invisibility of the animals killed for meat is one of the most sig- nificant factors when it comes to explaining how meat eating is perpetuated. However, a recent tendency towards a new visibility of these animals and their physical trans- formation into meat fundamentally challenges this assumption. The present paper addresses this discrepancy by examining an example of what has been described as “New Carnivorism” in the form of a Danish TV show called Kill Your Favorite Dish. The paper finds that in the show, visibility is in fact instrumental in justifying meat eating, as it is constitutive of a complex narrative about awareness, authenticity, pleasure, and respect. This points to a need for more nuanced understandings of how invisibility and visibility of nonhuman animals are at work in enabling the continuance of meat eating.",
keywords = "New Carnivorism, meat eating, Carol Adams, visibility, respect, empathy",
author = "Marie Leth-Espensen and Madsen, {Mathias Elr{\o}d}",
year = "2019",
month = "9",
day = "5",
doi = "10.1163/15685306-12341568",
language = "English",
pages = "1--17",
journal = "Society & Animals",
issn = "1568-5306",
publisher = "Brill",

}