(STOP) Eating Animals

Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer writes a book about eating animals. Why? Because there is more than one story which has to be told. A first taste:

“This raises all kinds of bizarre questions — questions that before I learned about our two types of chickens, I’d never had reason to ask — like, What happens to all of the male offspring of layers? If man hasn’t designed them for meat, and nature clearly hasn’t designed them to lay eggs, what function do they serve?They serve no function. Which is why all male layers — half of all the layer chickens born in the United States, more than 250 million chicks a year — are destroyed.”

Or

“Perhaps the quintessential example of bullshit, bycatch refers to sea creatures caught by accident — except not really “by accident,” since bycatch has been consciously built into contemporary fishing methods. Modern fishing tends to involve much technology and few fishers. This combination leads to massive catches with massive amounts of bycatch. Take shrimp, for example. The average shrimptrawling operation throws 80 to 90 percent of the sea animals it captures overboard, dead or dying, as bycatch. (Endangered species amount to much of this bycatch.)”

Not yet convinced to consider a vegetarian diet? Find more excerpts on http://www.eatinganimals.com.

You do not like books? Try the following documentary: Food, Inc.

Or check out the first vegetarian city (at least once a week): GHENT.

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