Yair and I overnighted in San Francisco’s Chinatown this weekend. When exploring our neighborhood, we wandered into an all-Chinese grocery store – the type where nothing is labeled in English.
All was dandy until we walked by the deli, which arguably made up half of the store. Whole skinned cows were hanging upside down in a row, hundreds of live fish and crabs were crowded into tiny tanks where they could barely move and a fish was banged and killed right in front of our eyes when a woman made her pick for dinner.
I felt disgusted and disheartened that so much of the world perpetuates what I consider to be cruel and unethical practices on a daily basis. It also got me thinking about the philosophy behind food and I realized that – while I’m glad that cannibalism is illegal because it would be highly detrimental to our society – I don’t see such major differences between eating animal flesh and human flesh.
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