Eating Cats Final Draft

Eating Cats Final Draft - Rose Harris Googe ANTH 101 Price...

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Rose Harris Googe ANTH 101 Price (Livingston) November 6, 2008. Edible Cats Theoretically, the perfect anthropologist would be able to forget her own culture and allow herself to participate freely in the group being studied; however, due to ethnocentrism, she may not be able to fully overcome the belief that her own culture is the superior culture. This may lead to her inability to partake in this custom. Since I do not have much of a liking for cats anyway, I believe I would be able to ingest stewed cat without much consideration if the cat were not a pet but considered a livestock instead. Throwing ethnocentrism aside, we can reflect upon our own culture by studying this cat-eating group. Why do we keep cats as pets when they provide a sufficient meal? Wouldn’t it be more reasonable to raise cats like cattle and eat them? By thinking of cultures in relative terms, the cat-eating culture seems to make more sense than my own. We waste time, energy, and money raising domesticated cats as pets. What benefit do
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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