Nor are they possessions, vehicles, sources for consumer materials, soldiers, or fodder for sacrifice.
If it is medically, economically, geographically, and/or culturally possible to reduce or completely eliminate your consumption of animal products, why not give it a shot? If you aren’t convinced, try immersing yourself in these soundscapes; I hope they make a case for listening and respect over torture and slaughter.
00:00. Jesse Paul Miller – Puego Puebo [excerpt] (self-released, 2005)
05:13. Abby Lee Tee – “Interior Construction” from At the Beaver Lodge II (self-released, 2021)
10:09. Saebyuk / Jelly Bark – “Whisper” from BARK, PARK! (self-released, 2022)
11:16. Daniel Löwenbrück & Marcellvs L. – second untitled track from Stallgewitter (Tochnit Aleph, 2014)
16:50. Graham Lambkin & Áine O’Dwyer – “Down by the Sally Gardens” from Green Ways (Erstwhile, 2018)
20:19. Thomas Tilly – “Around the Explosion: Rhinella margaritifera and Dendropsophus nanus [Unprocessed Phonography]” from Codex Amphibia (Phonotaxis) (Aposiopèse, 2021)
21:54. Matthias Urban – excerpt from A side of SiAl (Dinzu Artefacts, 2018)
30:39. AMK – excerpt from A side of The Perpetual Journeys of a Despotic King (Rainbow Bridge, 2013)
34:01. Melissa Pons – “Freita” from Wolf Soundscapes (self-released, 2020)
38:16. Daphne X – “Seabirds at the Fish Market, Essaouira” from d(ear) diaries (Eminent Observer, 2020)