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Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating Paperback – October 1, 2000
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This is a very important book because it has the power to help those of us who are already vegetarians explain to the people we love why they should become vegetarians too.
For example, if you shy from meat but still drink milk, you're continuing the endless cycle of cows being impregnated (like other mammals, cows don't produce milk unless they give birth). The cows are then milked for it all (pun not intended!), and when they're worn out after a few years, their exhausted carcasses are sold to be ground up into low-grade fastfood hamburgers. But wait, what about all the calves being born so the cow produces that milk? Female babies replace their mothers for years of endless pregnancy, milking, and infection. The male calves, who have no use in the milk process, are stuffed into veal crates and fed an anemic diet of watered-down formula for their short lives ... before they're lead to the slaughterhouse.
Shocked? I know I was! I'd always disliked milk but loved ice cream (now, I enjoy Soy Delicious soy "ice cream" ... yummy!). Besides the ethics of eating these tortured animals, Marcus also points out the health aspects. Obesity, numberous cancers, heart attacks, angiograms, and many other diseases kill or severely limit the life quality of millions of Westerners. In Asian countries, where low-fat, plant-based diets are the norm, these diseases are virtually unheard of (and I'd like to point out that, at 19 years old, I no longer have perpetual headcolds or the baby fat from years of eating animal products).Read more ›
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This book, Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating, shows the growing interest in vegetarian diets and those who are concerned with the future of the earth and its population. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and well said. A bit short on the latest scientific health data, but it covers most of the bases when it comes to explaining the best reasons for switching to a vegan... Read morePublished 17 months ago by dakwriter
I don't appreciate shock value, guilt tripping, manipulative anthropomorphizing of animals, exaggeration or preachiness in my non-fiction books. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by Kindle Customer
For the person thinking on stop eating animal products this is an excellent book to read as it informs you about the food industry and all the animals' suffering. Read morePublished on May 15, 2014 by amazon customer
This is an awesome book on the ethics of veganism. I first read it within the first six months that I was vegan and have been recommending it to others. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by RunnerGirl
Erik Marcus has also written The Ultimate Vegan Guide: Compassionate Living Without Sacrifice (Second Edition), A Vegan History: 1944-2010, Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money,... Read morePublished on September 26, 2012 by Steven H Propp
This book is interesting, informative, and inspiring. I wouldn't mind reading it more than once and I'm not much of a reader. Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by Kourtney Rykowski
This book is a very good resource for anyone who wants to learn more about vegan diets. Unlike other vegan books, I've found this to be less opinionated, which isn't neccesarly a... Read morePublished on February 28, 2011 by C-Veg
This is one of many "must reads" of this type of book. Even if you don't care about the animals used for food, you should care about the injuries incurred by the slaughterhouse... Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by Earthmother