'Compelling, illuminating and often confronting, On Eating Meat is a brilliant blend of a gastronome's passion with forensic research into the sources of the meat we eat. Matthew Evans brings his unflinching honesty - and a farmer's hands-on experience - to the question of how to be an ethical carnivore.' Hugh Mackay
'Intellectually thrilling - a book that challenges both vegans and carnivores in the battle for a new ethics of eating. This book will leave you surprised, engrossed and sometimes shocked - whatever your food choices.' Richard Glover
How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'?
Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf?
Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too.
Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
Intro: Smells Like Money
1.The View from the City
2.The View from the Feedlot (aka Well, There Were a Few Deaths)
3.Killing the Mothers
4.160,000 Deaths in One Day: a medium-sized operation
5.The View from the Killing Floor
8.A Farmer's Musing on Suffering
9.Floyd and What We Don't Know About Animals Yet
10.It Ain't Pretty: What it's Like Being at a Kill
11.Think Being Vegan Hurts No Animal? Think Again
12.Beef is Killing the World: What About Asparagus? Or Golf?
14.Banned In 160 Nations, But Not Here
15.What's Behind the Locked Gate?
16.How do We Feed the World?
17.The No Meat Diet Isn't the Answer
18.Eat Dairy? You'd Better Eat Veal Too
20.When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted
21.It Was a Reformed Vegan Who Taught Me How To Kill
22.Forget the Other Animal for a Second, Look at the Producer
23.The Need for the Ethical Omnivore
24.What Is Good Meat?
25.The True Price of Food
26.Force for Good
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st July 2019
Publisher: Murdoch Books