When soldiers torture, they often pull hoods over their victims’ heads, strip their clothing off and steal their nametags. The victim becomes nameless and numberless.
Each and every day millions of cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, deer, fish and other sentient beings are murdered in the name of duty. Even the weapons used in so-called "factory" farming are eerily similar to the ones used in military combat. In both cases, the assassins do not want to know anything meaningful about their victims. Just how many hunters and butchers stop to consider a pig's memories or ponder the preferences of cows?