In addition to our concern for animals, and this animal in particular, there's also something that might not have anything to do with animals, which is our sense of fair play.
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Is there any truth to the idea that cat people and dog people are fundamentally different? Do people really look like their pets? What does the science say?
We love our animals, spending $35 to $45 billion a year on pet care. The weird thing is, despite the care we lavish on our pets, we don't have a problem eating animals for dinner.
"Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals" (HarperCollins, $25.99), by Hal Herzog: Consider the cockf...
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