Eating Animals

Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer / May 24, 2019

Eating Animals Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian But on the brink of fatherhood facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a c

  • Title: Eating Animals
  • Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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  • Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian But 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 His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotionaJonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian But 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 His quest for answers 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 Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting Marked by Foer s profound moral ferocity and unvarying generosity, as well as the vibrant style and creativity that made his previous books, Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, widely loved, Eating Animals is a celebration and a reckoning, a story about the stories we ve told and the stories we now need to tell.

    Eating Animals Jonathan Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. Eating Animals Official Movie Site THE FILM How much do you know about the food that s on your plate Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, narrated by co producer Natalie Portman, and directed by Christopher Quinn GOD GREW TIRED OF US , Eating Animals is an urgent, eye opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Eating Animals Rotten Tomatoes How much do you know about the food that s on your plate Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer and narrated by co producer Natalie Portman, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye Venezuela s Starving People Are Now Eating The Zoo Animals Aug , Reports in from Venezuela that starving people in that country, the beneficiaries of those glories of Bolivarian socialism, are now breaking into the zoos and butchering the animals in order to be Eating live animals Eating live animals is the practice of humans eating animals that are still alive It is a traditional practice in many Asian food cultures.Eating live animals, or parts of live animals, may be unlawful in certain jurisdictions under animal cruelty laws Religious prohibitions on the eating of live animals by humans are also present in various world religions. People Eating Tasty Animals New and improved website, coming soon Proceed to People Eating Tasty Animals, unchanged since June .People Eating Tasty Animals, unchanged since June . Ethics of eating meat The question of whether it is right to eat animal flesh is among the most prominent topics in food ethics The most commonly given moral objection to meat eating is that, for most people living in the developed world, it is not necessary for survival or health some argue that slaughtering animals solely because people enjoy the taste of meat is wrong and morally unjustifiable. Eating Animals EJF Philanthropies CareMob About the Socially Responsible Agriculture Project The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project SRAP works throughout the U.S helping communities protect themselves from the negative economic, environmental, and public health impacts of factory farms, officially called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations CAFOs Craig Watts, a farmer whose fight against the CAFO system is featured in Super Predator Humans Are Eating the World s Biggest Humans are currently eating some of the world s biggest animals into extinction, from salamanders to ostriches, scientists have warned A study into the world s megafauna or large animals Sign warns of large wild cat said to be eating midsize ST CHARLES, Mo A sign in St Charles is turning a lot of heads It s warning people to watch out for a large wild cat in the area that s reportedly eating other animals.

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      • Jonathan Safran Foer

        Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of two bestselling, award winning novels, Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and a bestselling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


    1. This isn't as much of a review of Jonathan Safran Foer's latest book as it is a reaction to it--a reaction to the reactions of others, even. The title of this book garners a reaction from people who haven't read it and who may never read it. Just carry Eating Animals around for a few days and you'll understand. There's an assumption that a book about eating animals is going to tell you that it is in some way wrong to eat animals--whether for the welfare of animals or for your own welfare--and mo [...]

    2. TO SERVE MANi can't review this book. can't even finish it. the page-count to tears-shed ratio is just too high. and my head's not in the right place for this shit. (and talk about preaching to the choir…) -- i haven't read jonathan safran foer's novels and fuckoff what he's ever written or what he ever will write: he's a great man for this book alone. he's a great man by default, perhaps, because most people are such evil and miserable cunts. but, no. set apart from a race of miserable cunts [...]

    3. I am not a vegetarian. Honestly, I've never even tried to be a vegetarian at any point in my life. I love steak. I love bacon. I love sushi. I could go on, but you get the idea.With my son not being able to have any sort of gluten or artificial coloring in the food he eats, I've always thought I was doing good by stopping by the actual farmer's stand to get fresh eggs and some fruit & veggies (one benefit of living in a small, hick town) and then picking up my nicely-packaged and already but [...]

    4. I was torn how to rate this book. It isn’t perfect (I noted many flaws in its comprehensiveness) but it’s amazing enough, so 5 stars it is.I’ve read so many books such as this but none for a while, and it’s because reading about how humans use animals is so devastating for me. It’s not just the books’ contents, it’s knowing that, at most, only 1% of Americans feel as I do, that my feelings and beliefs are shared by so few (The latest statistics I have are that 3% of Americans are t [...]

    5. I don’t mean this dismissively, but I feel like I finally get what Charlton Heston meant when he cried out, “Soylent Green is people!! It’s peeeeople!” Just . . . I don’t know. That movie’s pretty silly, but I keep walking around the house feeling like all those years that I ate meat, I was really eating human souls. And I even knew almost all of this information before reading the book. I know I’m being dramatic, as per usual, but there really is something about food that brings o [...]

    6. i've long flirted with vegetarianism. for a few months in the early '00s, i even dated her. but i'd never truly wanted to spend all of my time with her, send her flowers, or introduce her to my parents (and everyone i've ever cared about) until i read this booker claims early on that he hasn't set out to write a book about why people should become vegetarians, an argument that holds zero ounces of water once you actually start reading his descriptions of factory farms. i found it impossible to l [...]

    7. Onvan : Eating Animals - Nevisande : Jonathan Safran Foer - ISBN : 316069906 - ISBN13 : 9780316069908 - Dar 341 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2009

    8. Well done, Jonathan Safran Foer, well done.(your book, not steak)Look, I love meat. I really do. I hate myself for that, but I love meat. I also deplore seeing living creatures suffer. (I'm the jerk that lets spiders out of the house instead of squishing them.) I also know that if I had to kill the animal myself, I'd be a veggie for sure. I'm a total sucker for animals, but not enough of a sucker, I guess.In junior high, I became a "crazy animal rights/environmentalist tree worshiping bunny hugg [...]

    9. I realize I finished this book 10 days ago and have not rated itd I also can't stop thinking about it. There's a lot I could say about this book and how much it made me think-it's completely riddled with highlighter-but honestly, most people I know wouldn't bother picking this up no matter what I say. We eat animals because we're too selfish and stubborn to change. We eat animals because we're too lazy to make the "inconvenient" choices. We eat animals because we've been told over and over and o [...]

    10. In his book Heat, Bill Buford reflects (as he prepares to butcher a pig) that he has always respected vegetarians for being among the few who actually think about meat. In Eating Animals, JSF doesn't seem to respect much of anybody, other than his grandmother and Kafka. For all the promising ethical paths he walks down, from traditional animal husbandry to Bill Niman's sustainable beef to animal rights activism, he's so determined to shit on everyone else's ideas about eating meat that I'm not s [...]

    11. “For us to maintain our way of living, we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves. The lies are necessary because, without them, many deplorable acts would become impossibilities.”-Derrick JensenPeople cannot talk about their food choices without resorting to a narrative, and I’m no different. Food is so intensely personal; we relate to it on such an elemental level, that it’s easy to understand. The foods we eat are part of the mythos we use to delineate our identities. [...]

    12. Hear are my thoughts in order as I was reading this book.1. OMGOMFG!2. Crapw I'm a vegatarian!3. I can never have my favorite Mongolian Chicken from Mings again (snif).Yes in that order. I have not eaten meat since half way through this book. Will it stick? I hope so.Not only the mind numbing crulety of the factory farms (which is plenty), and the enviormental damage they cause, but the shear crap they feed the animals did it for me. H1N1.factory farms. traced back to a hog farm in one of the Ca [...]

    13. I’ve been a vegetarian for a few years now, and it was a long process that brought me here (literally too, I didn’t go cold turkey). I’m sometimes surprised by how little I thought about certain things throughout my life. And coming from someone who grew up with a face in a book, and his head in the clouds, I find this interesting. I over-thought and over-analyzed everything (or at least everything I thought about). I spent my days thinking about fantasy worlds and the future, about girls [...]

    14. ***NO SPOILERS***The title alone may scare off those who’d rather not know how their meat got from farm to table, but Eating Animals is one of those books that’s too important not to read. This is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, but the book is strongest when going inside slaughterhouses and educating, exposing the truth of something heinous beyond imagining. When people think of farms, idyllic Charlotte’s Web—like images might spring to mind, but according to Eating Animal [...]

    15. “If Nothing Matters, There's Nothing to Save” - Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating AnimalsI'm going to have to chew on this book for a bit. I'm not sure a review the day after reading will fully vest what I plan on doing after reading this. I might be about ready to go veg, but there is something just annoying enough about JSF that almost wants to keep me eating meat just to piss him off. Nah, that really isn't true, but I wish it was. The book isn't as well-written as I would have liked. It gave [...]

    16. I am floating this again (last time! Swear!), this time for the Facebook 30 Day Book Challenge. Day whatever I am on asks for a book that changed your life. I don't know that I have ever read a book that really changed my life. But this one comes the closest.That sounds a little dippy, but really. For years, I had skittered around the margins of vegetarianism. I'd forgo meat the majority of the time, perhaps even the vast majority, but I didn't have really concrete reasons as to why. Health? Env [...]

    17. Eating animals about eating animals.d much much more. I've always felt wrong for eating meat yet continued to do so. For some reason, I thought it would be so hard to give up. Over time my conscience spoke louder than my fears (denials) and the ball has been rolling ever since. I wanted some extra encouragement, so I ordered this book. I knew about slaughter houses and what goes on: to an extent. Little did I know, I really knew nothing. I've ingested this food all my life! HOLYYYYYY SHIIIIIIT! [...]

    18. I think that this book has changed my life, albeit in a really f*cking inconvenient way. I've read Omnivore's Dilemma and Fast Food Nation and all the types of books that people who are trying to be socially conscious are supposed to read, and I know about the horrors of factory farming and how brutally animals are treated in the course of getting to my plate. But somehow it's been easier to live with it and ignore it in the past; Pollan even gives you a convenient out at the end of his book, wh [...]

    19. Addendum 2/11/10 at bottom, edited to remove some grammatical errors 5/20/10For Feb reading club. This NYTimes science article should help heat things up: nytimes/2009/12/22/sciJoint review with Pollan's Omnivore's DilemmaLet's see, things we can't or shouldn't eat: butter, steak, meat, spinach because of the salmonella (or maybe it's only the organic spinach that gets contaminated), apples because of the alar, salt, sugar, fat, any food not bought at a farmer's market, any food bought at a non- [...]

    20. There is no way that any compassionate and responsible person could read this book and not want to begin taking steps to end his or her contributions to factory farming. Jonathan Safron Foer is not an animal rights activist and that’s not what this book is about. At the same time, it is not another Omnivore’s Dilemma, either. Eating Animals is a much more honest analysis of factory farming and it is also far more honest about the solutions. (In fact, it’s fair to say that this book makes P [...]

    21. I didn't have the highest opinion of this book or its author when I first heard of it. But since I've been heading toward a sort of not-very-militant veganism lately, I decided to give it a go when I saw a copy online for a penny plus shipping. It's a worthwhile read, especially as a moral argument -- that is, it's commendable as a somewhat formally inventive elaboration of the timeless conflict between wrong and right. The author's Judaic heritage helps him out in this sense, plus there's the h [...]

    22. Edit 04/15/13"About thirty years ago the poultry industry convinced the UDSA to reclassify feces so that it could continue to use automatic eviscerators (where fecal contamination occurs from high-speed machines ripping open the birds' intestines, releasing feces into their body cavities). Feces are now classified as a "cosmetic blemish." What does this mean (other than the fact that consumers are eating chicken shit)? Inspectors condemn half the number of birds. So, according to journalist Scot [...]

    23. Shocking yet incredibly informative - I was deeply moved by this book and I have since bought it for a number of friends and relatives to read. In this brilliant work of non-fiction Jonathan Safran Foer shares his journey to becoming a vegetarian. Foer gives a very rounded look at why someone would want to be a vegetarian, he tackles a broad range of topics and presents them in a very digestible way. I didn't feel like this book was at all preachy and loved that fact that Foer went and interview [...]

    24. This was a difficult but amazing read and in my opinion one of the most powerful books on this topic. I encourage and challenge you all to read it! Seriously if I could give everyone I know a copy of this book, I would. <3Jonathan Safran Foer, who is probably most known for his book Everything Is Illuminated, has returned with his first non-fiction book. The topic: Foer's off and on struggle with vegetarianism and what prompted him to make the switch for good (the birth of his son). Throughou [...]

    25. I typically rate books and do not write reviews. Why should I throw my two cents in about a topic when everyone else has probably said the same thing--and more eloquently? Do I need to repeat what has already been written just so I can see my name somewhere? It feels narcissistic. Or perhaps that is just a good excuse for not being able to add anything new?This one is hard to leave without a review or reflection though. I am not even sure what a rating matters in this instance. I could give it a [...]

    26. Oh, Jonathan Safran Foer! What I'd love to know is whether you became a self-important, self-indulgent, and self-righteous jackass BEFORE or AFTER you became an international writing sensation. My guess is, after, when you'd already retreated into the overpriced clucky dreamworld of Park Slope. Because I can't see the voice behind the poignant, beautiful passages of Everything Is Illuminated penning the divorced-from-the-world fawning drivel of Eating Animals.I wish I had never picked up this bo [...]

    27. I'm not sure I can say this book was amazing. This is a different kind of five star rating. But it is probably one of the most important. Foer is the first author to (successfully and/or popularly) consider the human impetus for storytelling and forgetting alongside the alarming facts of animal industry. I wish I had written this book (a little differently perhaps, but I still wish I had). But then it wouldn't have the impact that only a bestselling author can have. Condemning, creative, direct, [...]

    28. I can't possibly finish this book. It makes me cry, feel disgusted and literally nauseated. I can only try to always be aware, a good vegetarian and support animal rights as much as I can.

    29. I’m sitting here after finishing this book asking myself how is it possible that only one short month ago I was an omnivore, regularly and obliviously munching away on fish and meat without the least idea of what goes into their production and delivery to my table. The way this author approached the topic of eating animals really resonated with me. It was personal, it was engaging, he conveyed the information and expressed his preferences without making me feel I had to follow suit. I love how [...]

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