Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Eating Animals, by Jonathan Foer

This book was recommended to me by a friend who enjoys Mr. Foer's novels.  In this account, Mr. Foer, about to become a parent, decides to figure out if vegetarianism makes sense.   He undertakes an investigation of the factory and local farm industries which he reports with lots of autobiographical seasoning.  As such, it is pretty interesting.


It becomes clear after even his initial investigation that factory farming is simply horrid for the animals involved.  If you have any interest in how livestock is treated, you won't have to read far before you say, "enough, message received."

What I enjoyed even more was Mr. Foer's conversation about the decision to eat some meat products but not others.  He writes specifically about dogs in this context, but not enough to get the point across. Why do we eat (intelligent) pigs but not (somewhat less intelligent) dogs?

Eating Animals

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