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Consuming Others for Others: Carnism and Anthropocentric Conceptions of Dog Feeding Practices

Canavan, Jana LU (2017) In Sloth Journal 3(2).
Abstract
Situated in a broader anthropocentric and speciesist structure, carnism serves to perpetuate the objectification and exploitation of other animals. In this paper, carnistic thinking is examined in the context of how it is commonly applied to dogs, who are framed as lovable, yet subordinate to humans. Through critically discussing the social system of domestication, and by relating carnistic ideology and practice to common anthropocentric conceptions of dogs as carnivores, the objective of this essay is to scrutinize online discussions of raw flesh-based dog feeding practices. The analysis shows how underlying ethical rationales used to motivate feeding dogs other animals intersect with wider anthropocentric ideology and aid in reiterating... (More)
Situated in a broader anthropocentric and speciesist structure, carnism serves to perpetuate the objectification and exploitation of other animals. In this paper, carnistic thinking is examined in the context of how it is commonly applied to dogs, who are framed as lovable, yet subordinate to humans. Through critically discussing the social system of domestication, and by relating carnistic ideology and practice to common anthropocentric conceptions of dogs as carnivores, the objective of this essay is to scrutinize online discussions of raw flesh-based dog feeding practices. The analysis shows how underlying ethical rationales used to motivate feeding dogs other animals intersect with wider anthropocentric ideology and aid in reiterating the exploitation and domination of other animals. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Situated in a broader anthropocentric and speciesist structure, carnism serves to perpetuate the objectification and exploitation of other animals. In this paper, carnistic thinking is examined in the context of how it is commonly applied to dogs, who are framed as lovable, yet subordinate to humans. Through critically discussing the social system of domestication, and by relating carnistic ideology and practice to common anthropocentric conceptions of dogs as carnivores, the objective of this essay is to scrutinize online discussions of raw flesh-based dog feeding practices. The analysis shows how underlying ethical rationales used to motivate feeding dogs other animals intersect with wider anthropocentric ideology and aid in reiterating the exploitation and domination of other animals.},
  author       = {Canavan, Jana},
  keyword      = {carnism,human-animal relations,dog feeding,anthropocentrism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  series       = {Sloth Journal},
  title        = {Consuming Others for Others: Carnism and Anthropocentric Conceptions of Dog Feeding Practices},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2017},
}