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Deceptive Human Chauvinist Language

by Saiom Shriver
Humans have hidden the brutality
of animal murder from children and
Objectifying Violent Deceptive Or
Other Human Chauvinist Language

, loaded for bear
. head of cattle
. killing 2 birds with 1 stone
. more than 1 way to skin a cat
. other fish to fry
. calling animal food 'feed'
. calling a disease leukemia in humans
and leukosis in animals
. referring to animals with gender as 'it'
. 'field dressing' a dead deer.. when
the animal is subdivided
. 'harvesting' animals as if they grow
on vines or trees rather than are
murdered mammals
. animal torture in labs called research
. slaughterhouses by a health dept.
official called dissassembly plants
. culling or thinning a herd or flock
instead of murdering animals
. calling pieces of cadavers meat
and fish
. to say beef up as a sign of strength
when cow flesh causes ecoli, heart
attacks, strokes, kidney disease etc.
. Not til 1892 did magnolia leaf green
become hunter green
. It's not gravy. it's blood mixed with flour
. It's not pork they fork but murdered pigs.
. calling kine (cow) pox smallpox and
wool sorters' disease anthrax

Fog Of Semantics: Animal Torture

Nefarious semantics is designed to hide the truth, just as abbatoirs and animal research labs are hidden. It is a cruel synecdoche to call cows 'head of cattle" They're not just their heads. The terms 'fresh meat' and 'fresh fish' are oxymorons No cadavers are ever fresh. The phrase 'Loaded for bear' projects hunting slaughter onto the 95% who don't hunt. 'Killing 2 birds with 1 stone' is linguistic violence promotion. Using 'beef up' as a phrase
for strength is a lie. Vegetarian animals, elephants, gorillas, oxen etc are much stronger than carnivores .'Field dressing' is a euphemism for skinning a just slain mammal. They are not packing houses but murder houses. Some 'health' departments are even calling them 'disassembly plants'. Not hunter green (in 1892 the color of magnolia leaves was given by
hunters to their blood sport) but hunter red, for the blood they shed. Not coonhounds.. no deity designed a dog to tear apart raccoons. Deer are not 'harvested' but killed. 'To human' is not a synonym for homicide. Why is 'to fish' a phrase for suffocating innocents. They're not clamdiggers. They're pants. Why is the identical disease called leukosis in chickens and leukemia in people though it is transmitted to humans by eating them. Why is it dogfood but livestock feed? Not kangaroo court. No kangaroos try their fellows with intent to execute them. They're not cattle futures. Cattle have no future. It is profiteers who benefit from their subdivided corpses. It's not pork but a pig cadaver. Not gravy but blood mixed
with flour, though it turns human bodies into graves. Why did they change cowpox to smallpox? To obscure the role of animal flesh in disease causation.

No herd is thinned. No flock is culled. Why call it jerky. They've stopped jerking when sufficient blood is drained. They are victims of zooicidal human chauvinists. What is termed meat is the muscles of victims of our species. An animal is not an it. Animals are he or she.
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