I have a deeply rooted fear of farm animals. I mean, any farm animals. Including, but not limited to: horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and ducks. Does this seem irrational and how should I get over it?
Isaac Bayer answers...
Humans are an apex predator. We have risen above most all animals on this planet and certainly all farm animals. The biggest fear you should have about farm animals is that you might step in their poop, or worry if their meat will provide you enough protein to keep you full until dinner. With that being said, studies have shown that farm animals such as horses and cows kill the most people statistically, but with 25 million farm animals killed each day, perhaps you can find some kind of peace and sleep soundly with that fact in your mind. In my opinion, take a summer job at a farm, tackle this fear head on, and if you happen to survive those few months then you should consider yourself “over it”.