CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT ANIMALS | Garry Rogers Nature Conservation News |

In my recent article “A Fox Is a Cow Is a Cat,” I touched upon how we reconcile our choice to treat some animals with respect, such as our own companion animals like dogs and cats, while we treat other animals with disdain and abuse, such as the pigs we eat and the cows we kill and skin for their leather. It came to generally positive reviews of recognizing that there’s something amiss about our moral cognitive dissonance towards other species. However, one dissenting comment, which was very common, approached the issue from a very different angle: