Biopolitika: Životinje, meso, hrana
Biopolitics. Animals. Meat. Food
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The general idea of this text is to reflect biopolitical constitution of the society and its implications related to the issues of animal welfare. Since animal in biopolitical formation is technically reduced to an object – commodity for contentment of the industry and of the people needs – critical public advisories are calling from moral, ethical and legal standpoint for attention to the fact that is necessary to protect animals from the unnecessary exploitation. It is obvious that animal protection is evoking animal rights question. But in the last instance protection of animal rights is related to the nutritional dilemma of animal food use. Question is arising: does animal rights in particular also envisage change in food politics (abandonment of meat food use), what is for instance the extreme veg(etari)an option taking for granted? This challenge sent to the culture of all-food eaters is opening up new questions and dilemmas. First of all, there is a question linked to... the right of men to choose his own nutritional option, and of course dilemma which is related to scruples about meat-eaters and their (non)ability to love animals.
Keywords:bio-power / biopolitics of food / prava životinja / kultura svaštojeda
Source:Filozofija i društvo, 2009, 41-58
- Beograd : Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju