Professor of Political Economy (Retired), University of Padua, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Anna Pellanda, Professor of Political Economy (Retired), University of Padua, Italy.
Received: August 26, 2022; Published: September 16, 2022
This brief note asks the question why, in the 21st century, are there still wars? Why has mankind not learned how to solve political, economic and ideological problems in a more civilized manner? We believe the answer lies in the inherently violent nature of human beings ever since they appeared on the planet, and in the fact that they had to hunt animals in order to survive, and thus became inured to the spilling of blood. With the arrival of farming in the Neolithic period (from the 9th to the 7th millennium BC) it would have been possible for human beings to stop killing animals. Instead, they have continued to murder them ever more brutally, right up to the invention of the barbaric intensive breeding farms of today.
From philosophers of the Ancient World to modern-day thinkers, writers have charted this path from prehistory to our own times, and shown how human beings’ violence against animals contributes to their habit of taking up arms against each other.
Keywords: Wars; Animals; Breeding
Citation: Anna Pellanda. “War and Animal Killing". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.10 (2022): 24-26.
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