i just finished reading Eating Animals by jonathan safran foer, who wrote “everything is illuminated,” which was made into a movie, which if you have not seen it, you should.
if you ever teetered on the edge of vegetarianism, this book will knock you all the way over. if you think you know where the eggs and sausage on your breakfast plate came from, or how that chicken got in your pot, you are wrong. it is a horrifying, but very calmly written, expose of the factory meat system. and assuming he is not full of it, (he was on the colbert report, after all) i am completely convinced. very little about the health aspects of us eating animals, (except how horribly sick, abused and genetically mutilated these animals are their entire lives), this is more a moral argument – and a damn good convincing one. sort of a wake up call to basically doing what you know in your heart is right in all aspects of your life – this book just deals with eating animals. (when a person who works in a place where they make hot dogs says that a hot dog is something he would never eat, it makes you think.) if you don’t want to know, then don’t crack the spine. if you do, you will be stunned and horrified.
and i have been trying to increase the font size of these posts, to make them easier to read, but so far not having much luck, i will keep trying.
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