Fog Of Semantics 2: Animal Torture, Scapemouse, Crab Plea

A Fellow Creature




Nefarious semantics is designed to hide the truth, just as abbatoirs and animal research labs are hidden. It is a cruel synecdoche to call cows 'head of cattle" They're not just their heads. The terms 'fresh meat' and 'fresh fish' are oxymorons No cadavers are ever fresh. The phrase 'Loaded for bear' projects hunting slaughter onto the 95% who don't hunt. 'Killing 2 birds with 1 stone' is linguistic violence promotion. Using 'beef up' as a phrase
for strength is a lie. Vegetarian animals, elephants, gorillas, oxen etc are much stronger than carnivores .'Field dressing' is a euphemism for skinning a just slain mammal. They are not  packing houses but murder houses. Some 'health' departments are even calling them 'disassembly plants'. Not hunter green but hunter red, for the blood they shed. Not coonhounds.. no deity designed a dog to tear apart raccoons. Deer are not 'harvested' but killed.  'To human' is not a synonym for homicide. Why is 'to fish' a phrase for suffocating innocents. They're not clamdiggers. They're pants. Why is the identical disease called leukosis in chickens and leukemia in people though it is transmitted to humans by eating them. Why is it dogfood but livestock feed?  Not kangaroo court. No kangaroos try their fellows with intent to execute them. They're not cattle futures. Cattle have no future. It is profiteers who benefit from their subdivided corpses. It's not pork but a pig cadaver.  Not gravy but blood mixed

with flour, though it turns human bodies into graves. Why did they change cowpox to smallpox? To obscure the role of animal flesh in disease causation.

No herd is thinned. No flock is culled. Why call it jerky. They've stopped jerking when sufficient blood is drained.They are victims of zooicidal human chauvinists.  What is termed meat is the muscles of victims of our species. An animal is not an it. Animals are he or she.



*Hunter green as a term did not pollute our language until 1892.




A spacemouse is a scapemouse, as a scapegoat is blamed for others' cruel deeds..

NASA secreted hundreds of mice into
the hold of the shuttle. None returned. Each was a spacemouse.. each was
a scapemouse. Scapemice, the most common species on earth and



The cancer crab did extend
upward for mercy his clawed hands
and crawling thus he crept up
from the sea to the cruel land.
Compassion he begged
that his brethren not be boiled
Please, he said, eat fruit
and leave my
family in the sand.

You know, we're bottom feeders which means
we eat human waste.
We concentrate mercury, arsenic,
and all industrial waste.
We're the 2nd major cause
of crippling hepatitis
and our colon bacteria
is a good way
to contact lethal AIDS.


saiom shriver



The following is from PETA, in a video of semantic euphemisms

PETA videoL Semantic euphemisms
PETA has published a short not even 2 minute video, very powerful, on the ways
animal agriculture hides its cruelty through obfuscating language.


1 'Disbudding'.. the painful process by which horn producing tissue is burned off of
a calf's head
2 'Blast freezing': Fish are subjected to 'blast freezing'
meaning they are frozen to death.
3 'Exsanguination'.. killing animals by letting them bleed to death.
4 'Ventilation shutdown' is a method of mass killing in which barn airways are closed off and steam pumped in. Temperatures rise sharply. The animals suffocate or die of heat (baking to death).. (This metho has been used on pigs in Iowa and
5 The painful mutilation of tails, teeth and testicles of piglets is called 'piglet processing'.
Slaughterhouses are processing plants..
or as 1 Ohio Dept of Health person said
'disassembly plants'.
6  Husbandry: the forced breeding and exploitation of billions of animals

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