Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Question of the Animal

Rate of Slaughter of Chickens, Pigs, and Cows in the United States, 2008

Through the intensification of carnophallogocentrism, animals are increasingly entrapped, enclosed, corralled, and sacrificed both symbolically within a single term and literally within what Barbara Noske (1998) calls “the animal industrial complex.” Derrida notes that the conditions under which animals are subjected today are “conditions that previous generations would have judged monstrous, outside of every supposed norm of a life proper to animals that are thus exterminated by means of their continued existence or even their overpopulation” (26). Just as farmed animals have been reduced to the general singular “meat,” so has their suffering been hidden from presence “in order to organize on a global scale the forgetting or misunderstanding of this violence that some would compare to the worst cases of genocide” (26).

Free Range Studios (2003) The Meatrix

PETA (20014) "Meet Your Meat"

NOTCOT: Banksy's Village Petstore & Charcoal Grill from Jean Aw on Vimeo.

Banksy (2008) "Village Petstore & Charcoal Grill"

To Love or Kill: Man Vs Animal

The Onion (2010) "Scientists Successfully Teach Gorilla It Will Die Someday"

Koko All Ball

Hero dog saves another after it was hit in the highway.

Dans Le Couloir De La Mort (Death Row)

Maxine's Dash for Freedom

Georges Franju (1949) Le Sange de Betes

Nature's tools! How birds use them - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife

Wild crows inhabiting the city use it to their advantage - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife

Birds With a Memory to Envy

Christian the Lion

Leopard seal teaches photographer how to catch penguins

Monkey kitten

Crow adopts kitten

MUST WATCH: A Lioness Adopts a baby antelope. A short documentary that will open your eyes.

Leopard saves baby baboon


Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry Part A 3/5

Why Dogs Smile and Chimpanzees Cry Part A 4/5

Shirley and Jenny reunited

Dog Cat Rat

Dog and Elephant, odd couple

snake Hampster

The Orangutan and the Hound

The Tortoise and the Hippo

Mississippi Baby Squirrel Adopted By Mother Cat Learns How to Purr

Polar bears and dogs playing

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