Archive for November 22nd, 2008

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Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings, natural and supernatural phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts.
I came across a blog which uses anthropomorphism in a mildly PETA-like way. The people at Suicide Food describe it as –

  . . . any depiction of animals that act as though they wish to be consumed. Suicide Food actively participates in or celebrates its own demise. Suicide Food identifies with the oppressor. Suicide Food is a bellwether of our decadent society. Suicide Food says, “Hey! Come on! Eating meat is without any ethical ramifications! See, Mr. Greenjeans? The animals aren’t complaining! So what’s your problem?” Suicide Food is not funny.





I agree, it’s not very funny. And a lot of what I saw there looks cannibalistic rather than suicidal, but in either case I probably won’t stop eating meat because of silly logos. But I do wonder about the illiterate cows in the Chick-fil-A ad campaign encouraging people to “eat mor chikin.”

Is this inter-species Murder Food?


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