Abstract

Abstract:

The job of butcher requires the routinized mass killing of nonhuman animals and has damaging mental health consequences for individuals and negative impacts on society. However, vocational training for butchers is part of many educational systems in the European Union where teenagers can start training from the age of 15. In this article, I explore the effects of the violent content of this training on young people and its relation to the context of their developmental period—adolescence. In addition, I examine society's paradoxical stance on violence where it is both abhorred and sanctioned as well as normalized in various employment contexts.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2160-1267
Print ISSN
2156-5414
Pages
pp. 199-215
Launched on MUSE
2018-09-28
Open Access
No
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