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Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer

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Published: 1st September 2010
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Like many young Americans, Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. As he became a husband, and then a father, the moral dimensions of eating became increasingly important to him. 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 and the fictions involved with creating them.
Traveling to the darkest corners of our dining habits, Foer raises the unspoken question behind every fish we eat, every chicken we fry, and every burger we grill. Part memoir and part investigative report, "Eating Animals" is a book that, in the words of the "Los Angeles Times," places Jonathan Safran Foer "at the table with our greatest philosophers."

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Everyone should read this book and decide for themselves if meat is worth the horror and violence animals all around the globe suffer every single day across the globe

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    This is an important resource on the ruthlessness that drives food production and the consequences of not thoughtfully applying ethics in our food choices.
    Every human being on our planet needs to read this book.

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    "Extraordinarily thoughtful and intelligent." -- "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" "Eating Animals isn't just an anti-meat screed, or an impassioned case for vegetarianism. Instead, Foer tells a story that is part memoir and part investigative report....It's a book that takes America's meat-dominated diet to task." "NPR, "All Things Considered""" "Foer's aim is not to make your choice, but to inform it. He has done us all a great service, and we, and the animals, owe him our thanks." Andrew Weil, MD" "Extraordinarily thoughtful and intelligent." ""St. Louis Post-Dispatch""" ""Eating Animals" stands as a pop-cultural landmark, destined to be the starting point for a lot of overdue conversations." ""Philadelphia Daily News""" -For a hot young writer to train his sights on a subject as unpalatable as meat production and consumption takes raw nerve. What makes Eating Animals so unusual is vegetarian Foer's empathy for human meat eaters, his willingness to let both factory farmers and food reform activists speak for themselves, and his talent for using humor to sweeten a sour argument.---O, The Oprah Magazine -Eating Animals stands as a pop-cultural landmark, destined to be the starting point for a lot of overdue conversations.- --Philadelphia Daily News -Extraordinarily thoughtful and intelligent.- --St. Louis Post-Dispatch -A work of moral philosophy....The fact that Foer makes me wonder whether I'm being, at best, a hypocrite every time I eat a piece of beef suggests he's completely successful in at least one ambition.- --San Francisco Chronicle -Foer's case for ethical vegetarianism is wholly compelling....Eating Animals is a blend of solid-and discomforting-reportage with fierce advocacy that will make committed carnivores squeal.---Kirkus Reviews -Foer's aim is not to make your choice, but to inform it. He has done us all a great service, and we, and the animals, owe him our thanks.---Andrew Weil, MD -Eating Animals isn't just an anti-meat screed, or an impassioned case for vegetarianism. Instead, Foer tells a story that is part memoir and part investigative report....It's a book that takes America's meat-dominated diet to task.---NPR, All Things Considered -Stirring...compelling....Foer brings an invigorating moral clarity to the topic.---Entertainment Weekly "For a hot young writer to train his sights on a subject as unpalatable as meat production and consumption takes raw nerve. What makes Eating Animals so unusual is vegetarian Foer's empathy for human meat eaters, his willingness to let both factory farmers and food reform activists speak for themselves, and his talent for using humor to sweeten a sour argument." O, The Oprah Magazine" "Eating Animals stands as a pop-cultural landmark, destined to be the starting point for a lot of overdue conversations." Philadelphia Daily News" "Extraordinarily thoughtful and intelligent." St. Louis Post-Dispatch" "A work of moral philosophy....The fact that Foer makes me wonder whether I'm being, at best, a hypocrite every time I eat a piece of beef suggests he's completely successful in at least one ambition." San Francisco Chronicle" "Foer's case for ethical vegetarianism is wholly compelling....Eating Animals is a blend of solid-and discomforting-reportage with fierce advocacy that will make committed carnivores squeal." Kirkus Reviews" "Foer's aim is not to make your choice, but to inform it. He has done us all a great service, and we, and the animals, owe him our thanks." Andrew Weil, MD" "Eating Animals isn't just an anti-meat screed, or an impassioned case for vegetarianism. Instead, Foer tells a story that is part memoir and part investigative report....It's a book that takes America's meat-dominated diet to task." NPR, All Things Considered" "Stirring...compelling....Foer brings an invigorating moral clarity to the topic." Entertainment Weekly"

    ISBN: 9780316069885
    ISBN-10: 0316069884
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 341
    Published: 1st September 2010
    Publisher: Back Bay Books
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.33