“The materially reconstructed animal is immune to pain, free from our ability to inflict upon it (further) mental or physical cruelty or violence. Any guilt or concern about the animal’s welfare – its confinement, its isolation from its own kind’s social structures, and the enforced company of humans – troubles us no longer; the animal is “at rest,” while simultaneously prepared to be continually at our behest. Modeled in glass, its eyes are incapable of any disturbingly accusatory stare.”
― Geoffrey N. Swinney