Carnistic domination, monkeys ignore arseholes and phone messages reduce flesh consumption

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In this episode of VeganSci, we update you with some Quick Science, including: how monkeys and dogs can tell when someonse an arseholes and avoids them, that 47% of threatened mammals are already being impacted by climate change and a chat about utilitarian veganism.

We get stuck in-depth into a paper focused on the idealogy of eating animal flesh and how people can be group into carnistic defence or carnistic domination, and then a paper that showed a phone message intervention helped reduce people’s red flesh consumption.

You can find links to all of the research we discussed below.

In the comments section below let us know if we missed anything, got something wrong or if you want clarification on any of the points discussed.

Intro (0:00 - 1:35)

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Quick Science

Paper 1  (1:35 - 9:30)

Title: Third-party social evaluations of humans by monkeys and dogs
AuthorsJames R. Andersona, Benoit Bucher, Hitomi Chijiiwaa, Hika Kuroshima, Ayaka Takimoto, Kazuo Fujita
JournalNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

Paper 2  (9:30 - 15:34)

Title: Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change
AuthorsMichela Pacifici, Piero Visconti, Stuart H. M. Butchart, James E. M. Watson, Francesca M. Cassola and Carlo Rondinini
JournalNature Climate Change
VeganSci Post: Protecting Animals by Fighting Climate Change

Paper 3  (15:34 - 22:57)

Title: Utilitarianism and Animal Cruelty: Further Doubts
AuthorsBen Davies
JournalDe Ethica

In-depth Science

Paper 1  (22:57 - 32:24)

Title: The Carnism Inventory: Measuring the Ideology of Eating Animals
AuthorsChristopher A. Monteiro, Tamara M. Pfeiler, Marcus D. Patterson, Michael A. Milburn

Paper 2  (32:24 - 45:02)

Title: Correlational study and randomised controlled trial for understanding and changing red meat consumption: The role of eating identities
AuthorsV. Carfora, D. Caso, M. Conner
JournalSocial Science & Medicine
VeganSci Post: Phone Message Intervention Reduces Meat Consumption

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