Saturday, December 12, 2009

Eating Animals

I'm reading this book "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer. I thought I knew everything about how animal food is produced in this country and in the world. I thought it couldn't be any worse than I imagined. But it is. I'm horrified and disgusted all over again. Not only is it horribly unethical, it is just downright gross and disgusting. If you had any idea what is in your chicken (and ham and everything else), you wouldn't go near it with a 10 foot pole. It's bad enough that it's full of antibiotics, and bacteria, but it's also full of shit. It is so horribly disgusting. I'm going to have nightmares. I don't even want to finish the book. I'm already a vegan so why the hell am I reading this book? Because he's a good writer and I was curious to see what he would conclude after researching the topic. As he points out, we vote with our purchases. If you eat meat prepared this way (99% of available meat), you are condoning this immoral, unconscionable system of factory farming. I'm sorry to say but it makes you unethical too. It makes me want to throw up just thinking about it. I can't wait to finish this book and move on to something happier. This doesn't sound like a good recommendation but it's actually a really good book, probably the best book I've read on the subject, because the writing style and story are interesting.


Karie said...

I am also a vegan well semi vegan now, but my family eats meat. Not all meat is full of shit, we are lucky enough to buy local meats within 15 miles of home where the animals are treated extremely well up to the death part anyway without hormones or antibiotics and are allowed to rome free as in TRUELY free. I figure if you have to eat meat the animals should have had the healthiest life and death to some extent possible.

kneecap said...

I agree with you. :)

Anonymous said...

We all need to realise that we are all equal, regardless of race, creed, colour, species. Any killing is wrong. Wrong.