"Meat-eaters ingest residues of the animal’s biochemical response to the horror of the slaughterhouse. Programmed by millions of years of evolution to fight or flee when in danger for their lives, the animals react to the slaughterhouse in sheer terror. Powerful biochemical agents are secreted that pump through their bloodstreams and into their flesh, energizing them to fight or flee for their lives. Like screaming air raid sirens, these chemical agents produce instinctual panic. Today’s slaughterhouses virtually guarantee that the animals will die in terror…. When we eat animals who have died violent deaths we literally eat their fear. We take in biochemical agents designed by nature to tell an animal that its life is in the gravest danger, and it must either fight or flee for its life. And then, in our wars and daily lives, we give expression to the panic in which the animals we have eaten died."