• We live in a culture that has institutionalized the oppression of animals on at least two levels: in formal structures such as slaughterhouses, meat markets, zoos, laboratories, and circuses, and through our language. That we refer to meat eating rather than to corpse eating is a central example of how our language transmits the dominant culture's approval of this activity.

    Carol J. Adams (2015). “The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory”, p.82, Bloomsbury Publishing USA