“Eating Animals” by Jonathon Safron Foer: A Case For Vegetarianism


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“Eating Animals” by Jonathon Safron Foer: A Case For Vegetarianism
“Just as nothing we do has the direct potential to cause nearly as much animal suffering as eating meat, no daily choice that we make has a greater impact on the environment” (p. 74).
This is a quote from “Eating Animals” that illustrates the point of the book: that eating animals causes unbelievable suffering to the animals that are killed and to the workers who work in the slaughterhouses (p. 132), and to the sustainability of the environment. This paper will examine the argument that factory farmed meat should never be eaten and that everyone should become vegetarian for their own health, the health and safety of all animals and for the benefit of the planet.
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...... And he says family farms aren’t profitable so they are going away. They are not sustainable because they don’t make money like the factory farms (p. 109).
Foer suggests that in the past, farmers had a deeper relationship with their animals, kind of like pets (p. 207) but with factory farms growing and the effects on the planet, this is not a good enough reason to keep eating meat. If we all stop eating meat, we will all be healthier and be able to live with a clear conscience that we are not eating meat. And the planet will be in better shape. I don’t know how to get people to stop eating meat other than to do what he says, and to not eat it myself.
Safran Foer, Jonathon. Eating Animals. New York: Little Brown and Company. 2009.