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Eating Animals

368 pages, 2010

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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.  

Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set out to explore the origins of many eating traditions by traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits. 

 He writes in part memoir and part investigative report about how certain animals have become so closely linked to certain human populations, that it is difficult for individuals in those populations to accept the humane eating practices of people within other cultures who hold different views about which animals can be eaten.  

The book covers a lot of ground, from the treatment of food animals by modern factory farming to ancient taboos against eating horses and dogs.

The Hidden Truth of Factory Farming

In Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer uncovers the harsh realities of factory farming. He reveals the inhumane treatment of animals and the environmental impact of these practices. It's a wake-up call for us to look into where our food comes from.

The Health Risks of Consuming Animal Products

The book explores the potential health risks associated with consuming animal products. Foer presents research on how factory farming can lead to the spread of diseases, and how the use of antibiotics in these farms can have long-term effects on our health.

The Ethical Dilemma of Eating Animals

Foer challenges us to question our eating habits. He presents the ethical dilemma of eating animals, asking us to consider the moral implications of our food choices. It's a thought-provoking look into the value we place on animal life.

The Impact of Our Food Choices

Eating Animals shows us that our food choices have far-reaching consequences. From the environment to our health, and the welfare of animals, every decision we make about what we eat matters. It's a call to action for us to make more informed and ethical choices.

The Power of Change

Despite the grim realities presented, Foer also offers hope. He believes in the power of change and encourages us to take a stand against factory farming. By choosing to eat less meat or adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, we can make a difference.

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Eating Animals altered my life. It's a game-changer that everyone should read.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman - Actress, Filmmaker, Activist

Eating Animals is a compelling and crucial book that will change the way you think about food.

Alice WatersAlice Waters - Chef, Author, Activist

Jonathan Safran Foer's book is a thought-provoking exploration of the ethics of eating meat.

J.M. CoetzeeJ.M. Coetzee - Novelist, Essayist, Linguist

Eating Animals is a powerful and important book, beautifully written and filled with compelling facts.

Jeffrey SachsJeffrey Sachs - Economist, Author, Professor

Eating Animals is a groundbreaking and enlightening book that is a must-read for anyone who cares about our planet.

Peter SingerPeter Singer - Philosopher, Ethicist, Author
Natalie PortmanAlice WatersJ.M. CoetzeeJeffrey SachsPeter Singer


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Dr. Michael Greger

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Earthling Ed

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