Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It's All in Good Taste

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Carly Jones Dr. Justin Capes PHIL 2020-005 8 October 2015 Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It’s All in Good Taste Imagine walking into someone’s basement and discovering twenty-six small puppies in cages they are quickly outgrowing. They are wailing and barking to be set free but it is obvious that getting out of their cages does not happen frequently. The puppies are living in their feces and, not to mention, their faces are disfigured. Alastair Norcross has taken this vivid example into extremities in his article “Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It’s All in Good Taste” to persuade readers that torturing puppies is equally as inhumane as torturing the farm animals eaten daily by Americans. Fred, the puppy torturer that Norcross introduces, confines puppies into small cages until they are twenty-six weeks old. He does this cruel act all for a pleasurable taste that lasts seconds long. Years ago, Fred was in a terrible car accident which led him to have slight head trauma. After he was released from the hospital, Fred visited his favorite restaurant and ordered a delicious chocolate mousse. He discovered minutes later that the mousse did not taste nearly as scrumptious as it had preceding his car wreck, which initiated him to become frantic to get this tasteful pleasure back. He visited a gustatory neurologist, Dr. T. Bud, and was told that he damaged his godiva bland, “which secretes cocoamone, the hormone responsible for the experience of chocolate” (Alastair Norcross, page 118). Fred was willing to have surgery to better his godiva bland but it was impossible to get cocoamone from another human. However, there became a recent discovery to get cocoamone, thanks to a forensic veterinary surgeon, which was torturing puppies. Fred would quickly begin his research on torturing puppies; he would put them through six months of intense

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