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Confessions of a Conflicted Omnivore

For most, the idea of eating your family's beloved pet is unfathomable. However, when sitting down to a meal with meat, these thoughts and concerns disappear. Hal Herzog, one of the world’s leading anthrozoologists, has been investigating the complex relationships we hold with animals for several decades. In his recent book, “Some we love, some we hate, some we eat: why it’s so hard to think straight about animals”, Hal sheds some light on why we think about certain animals differently. It turns out that if you are a conflicted omnivore, you are not alone – the human conditions when it comes to eating meat are universal. We cover this and much more in this exciting episode of the Food Focus Podcast.

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