Personalities on the Plate : The Lives and Minds of Animals We EatWith Personalities on the Plate, Barbara King asks us to think hard about our meat eating--and how we might reduce it. But this isn't a polemic intended to convert readers to veganism. What she is interested in is why we've not drawn food animals into our concern and just what we do know about the minds and lives of chickens, cows, octopuses, fish, and more.
D'anca, Christene. "Morality and Meat in the Middle Ages and Beyond." Journal of Animal Ethics 13, no. 1 (2023): 61-79. (Project Muse)Food is intimately associated with the body, and what a person chooses to consume can easily be used to craft one's identity. Food brings people together, in much the same way as culinary preferences can divide. As veganism is gaining traction around the world, this article examines its origins in religious practices, philosophy, literature, and economic trade within the Middle Ages, elucidating how contemporary decisions to abstain from animal consumption mirror medieval ones and further how similar obstacles to this lifestyle exist today.