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Eating Animals Paperback – International Edition, 2009
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What I felt, was that he did not preach about not eating animals. He presented information that I could personally relate to and grasp. For me, Jonathon felt like a messenger...where many have failed to bring light to what humans are systematically doing to animals every moment of every day. He provided very important information about 99% of the animals I used to buy and eat for my family and friends. I had no idea that the US alone consumes 10 billion animals PER YEAR. I finally woke up. One chicken has 2 wings(that they never use)--how many chicken wings come in a basket at a restaurant-6? 12? 24? I used to throw meat away after getting full. I was throwing away a life-a wasted one who suffered in life and in death. What frightened me more about this book is why is an author bringing this info to me? Where are the ongoing news specials on this?
Jonathon's personal tone, statistical/historical data, research team, true accounts from the field, letters, etc.Read more ›
Taking a stab at the book itself: I am not familiar with Foer's fictional works, but his background is evident as he lends the whole subject a compelling narrative and style that really make "Eating Animals" quite a page-turner (I read it in a day and a half). To those familiar with this debate, the statistics are not really new, nor are the horror stories of factory farming. What is new is the personalization of his approach (I too am a father and could relate to the decisions he faces), and, most effectively, his unflinching, relentless, repetitious focus on the reality of consuming 99% of the available meat today: The environmental damage, the suffering, the waste, the lies and corruption, the exploitation, the veil of secrecy amongst the industrial farming concerns. It is Foer's relentless focus of these central issues and his unwillingness to avoid the obvious question (How can it be ethical to consume meat under these conditions?) that I believe distinguish this book and make it most effective.
So what does this mean to this reviewer in terms of his personal habits? Well, I am a long-time consumer of meat. I love everything about it in terms of taste, texture, variety, preparation, culture, etc. I am a serious hobbyist-cook, and meat has played a central role in what I prepare...Read more ›
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There are pages that are horrifying to read. I wanted to close my eyes. But it is a book to open all our eyes. And hearts. I am full of grateful admiration that Mr. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Susan Trott
Depresssing and encouraging, jsf writes.a very.honest and.well researched essay on meat eating in America. Be ready to reconsider your eating habits for.all the right reasonsPublished 6 days ago by stlev
This powerful book may be life changing to those who read it. Read at the risk of becoming more humane.Published 7 days ago by TwoCentsWorth
Eating Animals is a balanced, thoughtful overview of the meat industry and the ethics of eating meat, particularly meat as it is produced today. Read morePublished 20 days ago by jar
It is difficult to call this book an enjoyable read when it could not be further from the truth. Is it the most important book we can read in a lifetime? Absolutely.Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
I got this for my 16 year old daughter as a gift and she loves it. I have read Foer's work before and he is a gifted author.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I highly recommend this book for everyone who has a soul. Foer provides logical arguments, facts, personal touches, and call to action. Let's spread the movement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer