Face It: A Farmed Animal Is Someone, Not Something

Farmed animals have personalities, smarts, even a sense of agency. Why then do we saddle them with lives of utter despair?

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By Lori Marino

We’ve all heard them and used them — the common references to farmed animals that appeal to the worst part of human nature: ‘pearls…

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