Skip to main content

College Student Literacy of Food Animal Slaughter in the United States

Wrenn, Corey (2018) College Student Literacy of Food Animal Slaughter in the United States. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food, 24 (2). pp. 215-228. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:72425)

PDF Publisher pdf
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only
Contact us about this Publication
[thumbnail of Wrenn - 2018 College Food Literacy.pdf]


Despite the growing influence of food justice and conscious consumption in Western society, Westerners exhibit limited knowledge of non-human animal oppression in the food system. This study asked students in seven classes of

how many non-human animals are killed for food every year in the United States.

speciesism and non-human animal oppression in the food system, results demonstrate major variation in student retention and awareness. Most students (66%)

65 million while the bottom 10% of responses averaged a guess of 24 667. Exam

findings support existing research on consumer ignorance and social psychological theories that predict cognitive barriers to understanding large-scale suffering,

alerting educators and policymakers to the difficulties in raising food literacy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Food, animal rights, food literacy, food systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Corey Wrenn
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2019 07:47 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:02 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wrenn, Corey:
  • Depositors only (login required):


Downloads per month over past year