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Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  648 ratings  ·  86 reviews
This book puts the issue of eating animals squarely on the table.

We all claim to care about animals and to regard them as having at least some moral value. We all claim to agree that it’s wrong to inflict “unnecessary” suffering and death on animals and--whatever disagreement we may have about when animal use is necessary—we all agree that the suffering and death of animal
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Kindle Edition, 115 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by Exempla Press
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Lee
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love being vegan. I made the commitment almost 3 years ago after being vegetarian for some time. I had tried unsuccessfully a couple of times, running desperately to the store after 2 days for ice cream and half and half! But after listening to a wonderfully succinct lecture on the environmental, humane and health benefits of a completely plant-based diet, I was ready. Now I make my own ice creams at home that my omnivorous friends clamor for. Churned a batch of pistachio yumminess just this m ...more
Emre
"Birleşmiş Milletler Gıda ve Tarım Örgütü'ne göre insanlar her yıl yiyecek elde etmek için 57 milyardan fazla hayvan öldürüyor. Bir milyar, bin tane milyon demek. Balıklar ve tükettiğimiz diğer su hayvanları bu sayıya dahil değil; onların sayısının da en az bir trilyon olduğu tahmin ediliyor. Bir trilyon, milyon tane milyon demek." Sf:13
Gabi
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The most important read if you are convinced that there's nothing morally wrong with eating animals.
Camille
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: go-vegan
Pourquoi les vegans vous emmerdent ? Parce qu'ils ont raison. Ils m'ont emmerdée longtemps, quand j'étais végétarienne, parce que je ne voulais pas entendre qu'ils avaient raison. C'était quelque part toujours plus facile de me dire qu'ils étaient extrémistes, qu'ils se nourrissaient mal, ou que la consommation de produits laitiers n'avait rien à voir avec la souffrance animale, que de faire face à mes propres contradictions. Je voulais croire que mon refus de manger de la viande était "suffisan ...more
huzeyfe
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Etkilenmedim desem yalan olur. Aslında benim vegan yolculugum biraz da ters oldu. Bir müddet vegan olduktan -tam tamına altmış gün ve sıkı bir şekilde- sonra okudum bu kitabı ve yine de epey etkilendim.

Öncelikle şunu söylemeliyim ki vegan olmak kitapta anlatıldığı gibi -ne yazık ki- çok kolay değil. İngiltere gibi bir ülkede bile birçok yerde "bu vegan mı" diye sorduğumda insanlar şaşırıyor ki İngiltere vejeteryanlar için bir cennet. Zira burada hemen hemen her ürünün üstünde bulunan etiketlerle
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Niklas Pivic
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: food, morality, philosophy
This is a short, critical, morally sound and instructive book. It's teachy, not preachy, and is based on two principles:

1) Humans have a moral obligation not to impose unnecessary suffering on animals. 2) Animals matter morally, but humans matter more.

I, a vegetarian since six years, got angry while reading this book. Angry at myself and at the meat, dairy and egg industry. Some of the findings in this book are details that I already knew, some are daunting and shocking but all are easily found
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Zahra
توی این کتاب نویسنده میاد با دو اصل شروع میکنه که به نظرش موردقبول اکثریت هست یک این که از لحاظ اخلاقی نباید به حیوانات رنج برسونیم و دوم این که با این که حیوانات اهمیت دارند انسانها مهم ترند

قدم بعدی نویسنده این بود که با تکیه بر این دو اصل خواننده را به چالش بکشونه و با مثالی شروع میکنه از فردی به نام مایکل ویک که سگها رو به جون هم میانداخت از جنگ سگها و آزار اونها لذت میبرد که این رفتارش باعث خشم خیلی از مردم شد. در ادامه نویسنده با چندتا استدلال خواننده رو به اینجا میرسونه که ما فرقی با مایکل
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Alexandria
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I went vegan immediately after watching If Slaughterhouses Had Glass Walls (Everyone Would be Vegetarian) narrated by Paul McCartney, and sadly, made by PETA. I strongly dislike PETA and believe their objectification of women(1) and lack of logic in their advertising campaigns attests to their complete irrationality, sets back the animal rights movement by making vegans seem driven by emotion not logic, and reinforces the complete lack of empathy in our culture, that helps normalize our mistreat ...more
Abby
Mar 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014
While I enjoyed the message I found the writing to be rather preachy, and the Michael Vick analogy grew tiresome.
Jordan Kentris
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Did not enjoy the writing style and found the authors a bit preachy and hammering the point very aggressively.
Juan
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Partamos de la base de que no soy siquiera vegetariano (como pescado de manera regular) y, también, de que envidio la altura moral de los autores y su voluntad por hacer proselitismo de una postura que considero correcta y a la que aspiro a acercarme. Su libro es muy valioso y lo que voy a decir no ha de restarle fuerza a su mensaje, pero le pasan cosas. Por una parte, la más obvia, la traducción no está en castellano (o español neutro), sino que hay partes en las que está traducido de aquella m ...more
Eda Altintasli
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Daha bilimsel olabilirdi, köse yazisi gibiydi daha cok, icerik ve akicilik olarak da cok tatmin ettigini soyleyemeyecegim fakat konu itibariyle ilgimi cektigi icin okumus bulundum.
Foppe
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Do you think unnecessary suffering is unjust & do you think animal suffering matters at least somewhat? Francione & Charlton show that, given that there is no nutritional need to eat animal products (contrary to popular belief there actually isn't, as he briefly points out early on), then assuming you accept these two premises, you should give up the eating animals, buying clothing made from animals, using them for entertainment, etc. Although I was until recently a meat/dairy eater who ...more
Jacki Oliphant
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I pretty much wanted to highlight the whole book from start to finish. The review I left on Amazon sums up how I feel about this short but important book.

This book gives relevant, real-life reasons why, when given honest consideration, we have a moral obligation to 'leave animals off the menu'.

The authors demonstrate logically, factually and unapologetically, that in order to live in alignment with our ethics, we need to examine our thinking about farmed animals and our constructed justificati
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Ayça
Apr 17, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Vegan-vejetaryen beslenme biçimi hakkında fikir sahibi olmak için edindiğim bu kitap beni fazlasıyla hayal kırıklığına uğrattı. Son derece agresif bir tutumla vegan olmanın ahlaki yönünü irdeleyen kitap veganlığı, vegan insanların sıklıkla maruz kaldıkları argümanlar üzerinden anlatmayı amaçlıyor. Özellikle tüm soruları "İyi ama...." argümanı üzerinden ele alması güzel bir amaca hizmet ediyor olsa da, bu sorulara verdiği yanıtlar ne yazık ki hiç tatmin etmiyor. Özellikle küçük çocukların inatlaş ...more
Lisa Zorn
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I was in junior high, I remember loving geometry class because of the simple beauty of a proof. You start with a few axioms and definitions, and find out what follows.

This book starts with two principles that most people believe. 1) we have a moral obligation not to impose unnecessary suffering on animals. 2) animals matter morally, but humans matter more. (Ok, I'm not convinced that humans matter more but I think most people do think this way and really, the more isn't that important.)

And
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Gülce Özen
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Neden vegan olmak gerektiği ancak bu kadar sade bir dille anlatılabilirdi. Son derece sıcak, kapsayıcı ve net bir kitap. Hayvanları umursayan ve onlar için doğru olanı yapmaya niyetlenen birinin aklına ilk gelen soruları, hiç dallanıp budaklandırmadan, tatmin edici bir biçimde yanıtlıyor. Üniversitedeki hocamın da üst komşumun da anlayabileceği ve bağ kurabileceği böyle bir veganlık anlatımı, veganlar için de son derece öğretici. Vegan olmak gerektiğinden emin olduğu halde etrafına bunun sebeple ...more
Damon
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sarah
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For many years, I had this nagging feeling that something was "not right" with eating animal products, but I never knew what to do with that feeling. When the feeling would get strong, I would eat a vegetarian diet for a while. It never occurred to me that eating a vegan diet was morally necessary or even viable (nutritionally or practically) in today's society. Furthermore, clear, honest, nonjudgmental thinking was never presented to me.

Looking back, it is no wonder I was confused. Like most of
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Berk
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gary L. Francione ve Anna Charlton, hayvan hakları üzerine detaylı felsefi tartışmalara girmeden ya da okumayı zorlaştıracak karmaşık bir dil kullanmadan çok basit bir düşünce deneyi sunuyorlar.

Yazarlar öncelikle hayvanlara dair yaygın olan ahlaki görüşlerle ilgili tespitlerde bulunuyorlar ve yaygın olan iki görüş olduğunu öne sürüyorlar. Bu görüşler şunlar:
1. "Hayvanlara gereksiz yere zarar vermek yanlıştır."
2. "İnsanlarla hayvanlar arasında seçim yapmak zorunda kaldığımızda insanlardan yana
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Fvandrog
Jan 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
They need a lot of italics, and still are not able to get their point across.

Most likely a book that will be appreciated by vegans and wanna be vegans, however, it will not convince non-vegans because of the stereo-type arguments that lack subtlety.

The 'But I disagree with your evaluation of moral values' is the argument that's missing.
Hoz Kamaran
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vegetarianism
A straightforward, simple, direct book about the reasons why eating meat is immoral.
The book convinces you why is eating meat wrong according to your own current meat-eating beliefs. Why you get angry about violence done against a dog, while you enjoyed a steak for lunch at the same day.
It also addresses and answers many of the non logical excuses and "buts" meat eater often come up with.

you should read this if you are not a vegetarian/vegan. But if you are already a vegetarian/vegan, the boo
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Oscar
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freakin-books
Alguna vez has cuestionado si deberías comer animales o no?
De plano piensas que comer animales está bien?
No comes animales pero te gustaría entender mejor si en realidad vale la pena?

Cualaquiera que sea la pregunta, este es un buen libro para el tema de Comer Animales.

Básicamente el autor toma cosas básicas que ya sabes y las conecta de formas que tal vez nunca se te habian ocurrido antes.

También saca a la luz unos facts interesantes y otras cosillas no muy agradables sobre la industria de la co
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Melody
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A good "Start Here" book or "Veganism for Dummies" for anyone wanting to understand and be able to talk about animal rights and veganism without having to trudge through overly philosophical lingo. Francione takes the more philosophical arguments in the case against eating animals and cuts them down into 1-2 page chapters, answering the FAQs of veganism in layman's terms. This is a GREAT book for 1) anyone who is unfamiliar with veganism 2) anyone who would like short but well argued points to u ...more
Ireene
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that every single person on Earth should read. Ive read it twice already and I plan to read it third, fourth etc time. Even if you are vegan already it is still imortant to know how to respond to basic arguments against veganism and from time to time to refresh your memory. And if you are not yet vegan? Well - read this book! :) ...more
Amanda
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully written book that I will always carry with me.

Great to use for references with anyone, vegan or non vegan.

I think it would be hard for anyone to argue the points of this book as everything is explained so easily.

I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
Francisco González
A great read and resource for non-vegans interested in veganism and the morality of eating animals that is simple, to the point, easy to read, if at times repetitive.

For most vegans, probably a very redundant read.
Polina
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Похоже, они убедили меня..?
Michael
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must read for all people looking at living a vegan lifestyle.
Sarah
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book does an excellent job of laying out the moral argument for choosing to abstain from animal products. Stating that "a choice to impose suffering in the absence of necessity violates what we claim to be the moral principle that we all accept."

It highlights the irony that, "for those of us who live with animal companions, the thought of eating them never crosses our mind. If we started relating to food animals in the way in which we related to our nonhuman companions, we would not eat t
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A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under ...more
“Beyond the economics of production efficiency, animal welfare laws that require "humane" treatment are really not about animals; they're about humans and making humans feel better about using animals. We can comfort ourselves with the idea that we are acting in a "humane" way.” 6 likes
“When it comes to animals, we suffer from moral schizophrenia.” 4 likes
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