After three years of research Jonathan Safron Foer supplies his readers with in depth information as well as candid interviews with those in the industry.
The shocking details of genetically modified animals that are in horrible health, sustained by antibiotics and hormones and leading miserable lives and the dying shockingly sadistic and at times long torturous deaths left me speechless.
The author's writing style is captivating and at times witty. At times he takes a painstakingly philosophical approach as to why we even eat animals or why we eat some animals and not others.
The simple fact is that humans desire meat because of the nourishment that animal protein supplies. Sadly, due to the advent of the factory farms the meat and animal products that we consume are actually doing us harm and defeating any nutritional purpose.
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This book will educate! Jonathan Safron Foer presents the facts, he doesn't preach, but rather he reasons with his readers. Many die-hard carnivores/omnivores will find this book to be far more palatable than other books on the same subject.
I learned a great deal from reading Eating Animals. As a vegetarian I thought I had a clue as to the goings on inside this industry, however, my own ignorance on this subject astounds me.
One thing is for certain, man in all his greed and incompetence has really made a mess of things via factory farms; the environment, the horrific food quality, famine in underdeveloped countries and putting the world at risk for what many scholars believe to be an inevitable pandemic, is really just the tip of the iceberg. After reading Eating Animals I can't help but think, does man really deserve to be at the top of the food chain?
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