Every Twelve Seconds: Animal Suffering and Normalized Violence

On Monday I wrote about the horrific conditions for laying hens, which reminded me of this Opinionator piece by Mark Bittman from a few weeks back.He draws attention to this new book by Timothy Pachirat, out from Yale University Press--Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight.Perhaps the cover says more than the title:From the Yale Press description:This is an account of industrialized killing from a participant’s point of view. The author, p … [Read more...]


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