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Re: <nettime> A miniature city waiting for attack (military urbanism)
Andrew Bucksbarg on Sat, 27 Aug 2005 16:31:39 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> A miniature city waiting for attack (military urbanism)

On Aug 26, 2005, at 4:52 PM, Geoff Manaugh wrote:

> - Fast set-up and disassembly...
> - Various building sites configurations...
> [and]
> - Changeable interior room configurations"

"Many people find the subject of animal slaughter to be very  
unpleasant and prefer not to know the details of what goes on inside  
a slaughterhouse. In their turn, most slaughterhouses are secretive  
to avoid controversy. As such, in the West, the connection between  
packaged meat products in the supermarket and the live animals they  
are derived from is obscured.
Nevertheless, the majority of people in the West eat meat every day,  
so slaughterhouses are required to efficiently provide meat products  
on an industrial scale. At the same time, most countries have laws  
and regulations that control the slaughter of animals, both for human  
consumption and for other purposes. Therefore, the operation of  
slaughterhouses is usually independently monitored by government  
agencies, most especially to ensure that standards of hygiene are  
Animal rights groups and some vegetarians prefer to highlight the  
practices inside a slaughterhouse - in part to expose and correct  
allegedly inhumane treatment of animals where it occurs, but also to  
encourage people to face the reality of meat production, which may  
lead to more people's choosing a meat-free or reduced-meat diet. Some  
animal-rights advocates regard the activities performed in  
slaughterhouses as cruel or unconscionable." -Wikipediia

Andrew Bucksbarg
Assistant Professor of Telecommunications
Abucksba {AT} indiana.edu

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