- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 24 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: July 15, 2015
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0112Z63HA
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Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth About Our Food Audiobook – Unabridged
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By overcoming imposing obstacles, sometimes at considerable personal risk, she witnessed factory farming at contemporary chicken, egg, pig, cattle, and dairy farms, as well as observing the practices of a slaughterhouse. She was welcomed by several farmers who clearly believed that they treated their animals with compassion and respect, at least up to the point of slaughter. She needed to use subterfuge to gain access to factory farms. What she saw clearly haunts her, and for good reason.
Faruqi witnessed horrors that exceeded my worst nightmares. These are the conditions under which the vast majority of animals raised for food live. Distressingly, the percentage of animals raised in factory farms continues to rise, and their degree of suffering continues to increase as producers find new ways to squeeze money from the flesh of these doomed creatures.
Adding considerable flavor to the book are the descriptions of the many warm, friendly, and sometimes rather strange people she met, some of whom she grew to like despite their participation in abusive practices. She noted that bad institutions can make good people do bad things. As a society becomes technologically developed, the amount of cruelty toward animals in public diminishes while the amount of hidden cruelty toward animals perpetrated by institutions increases. The net effect is a vast increase in the amount of cruelty toward animals, because industries can harm many more animals than individual citizens.
A vegetarian herself, Ms. Faruqi encourages others to adopt such a diet. But, she does have some thoughts about how those who find themselves unwilling or unable to take this step can minimize their contribution to animal suffering. To find out, you’ll need to read Project Animal Farm.
You also get to know Sonia and from my perspective she is a very impressive young woman. As a father I was very concerned about some of the situations she placed herself in as part of her work but as a father, if she were my daughter, I would be very proud of her and the work she has done.
This is a very well written book and Sonia has an excellent writing style. It forces one to really think about things that are most easily just left ignored. When I finished Sonia's book I asked myself "aren't we better than this?".