Friday, October 1, 2010

Eating Animals Review & Giveaway...

I just finished up a book that blew me away... Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.  I literally can't stop thinking about this one (good AND bad).  Here is what is on my mind...

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."



Now I know meat eating (and not!) is a very personal decision and I certainly don't want to start a great debate here but I think this book is important whether you are a vegetarian or a die hard meat lover.  This book is about WHERE our meat comes from and HOW animals are treated.  I was shocked to see how much farming is like a "big business"  and how much focus is on the bottom line.  I don't want to generalize because I think there are some wonderful facilities out there.  What I do know is that I put more thought into what goes into my mouth and where it comes from.  A warning...this book deals with tough subject matter and can be disturbing to read in parts.

I would recommend Eating Animals to all as a way to educate ourselves to make informed decisions about meat.  The more you know right??  Buy a copy of Eating Animals here from Amazon...













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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  The opinions in this post are entirely my own. Your experience may differ from mine. This post has not been reviewed or edited by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. The sponsor of this giveaway is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipping the winner(s) their prize.

82 comments:

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I learned that on the brink of fatherhood—facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child’s behalf—his casual questioning took on an urgency. This quest ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong.

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I was sorry to see that there are no events occurring near me. I read up on his definition of "bycatch", and need to consider this. I gave up "meat", but still eat fish and seafood. I still impact the world through this decision.

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Bycatch are the sea creatures unintentionally caught while fishing for other sea creatures.
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