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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Mar 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction, book-discussion-group, lauren-pick, ebook

Foer educates the reader about the horrors of factory farming. Whereas other authors, like Michael Pollan, present similar information and come to the conclusion that it is an individual's moral obligation to avoid factory farmed meat, Foer determines that vegetarianism is the only ethical response.

Well, sort of the only response. In the weakest moments of the book, Foer hedges a bit and says that animals that have been raised with care and slaughtered humanely, might be OK to eat. I wish he hadn't faltered at those moments. His argument for vegetarianism is clear and strong and he won himself at least one convert.

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