Meat eaters by dissociation: How we present, prepare and talk about meat increases willingness to eat meat by reducing empathy and disgust

@article{Kunst2016MeatEB,
  title={Meat eaters by dissociation: How we present, prepare and talk about meat increases willingness to eat meat by reducing empathy and disgust},
  author={Jonas R. Kunst and Sigrid M{\o}yner Hohle},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2016},
  volume={105},
  pages={758-774}
}
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