The mind of the meat eater – scientists reveal the psychology of carnism

Research concludes that behind the human willingness to eat meat lies an involved belief system linked to hierarchical structures.The first international survey into the attitudes of meat eaters has found the preference may be more than a matter of taste.

Three teams of researchers have concluded after questioning nearly 1000 carnivores in total that it also necessarily involves beliefs that the killing and eating of animals is justified.

The teams from Johannes Gutenberg University, Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts developed a questionnaire that enabled them to assess what these beliefs were.

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