Perceiving Animals

Soeren Moellnitz Ibsen, Linea Kornum Rask & Melanie Munksgaard Darling Andersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This report questions whether our current perceptions of animals are justifiable, when there is a pressing issue with an ecological crisis. We investigate particular perceptions, such as the historically constructed perception, mastering animals, religious perceptions and how powerful visual perceptions can be. In particular we investigate these in relation to meat consumption, and discuss the possibilities of a whole new “ism” emerging, based on our findings of the importance of perceptions of animals. We also take into account whether a new perception of animals equals a change in the custom of food consumption. We conclude that change is necessary to counter the crisis, and whilst meat consumption remains unchanged, the increases in academic literature foresee the coming change in perceptions of animals.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2012
VejledereKirsten Holst Petersen


  • Ethics
  • Animal Welfare
  • Speciesism
  • Perception
  • Meat consumption
  • Moral
  • Animal Rights