Carnism: the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals.-Dr. Melanie Joy.
It’s the reason why, while living in the US, you eat cows and pigs but not dogs or dolphins. Why people get disgusted when they realize that their hamburger has horse meat in it but not if it’s just beef.
One of my distant family members shared on Facebook a post about people who love animals are the greatest kinds of people. Or something like that. But on the same day she posted a recipe with beef.
It’s how we are conditioned. Children are naturally compassionate but with the right amount of conditioning these children grow up to adults who love animals but eat animals. People just don’t realize this because this is the way their parents ate, their grandparents ate. The way that they were taught.
But we need to unlearn and open our eyes.