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Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals

Author Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Published: 2009-11-02
  • Category: Nature
4.5 Stars
From 23 Customers Review
Price: $12.99


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. For years he was content to live with uncertainty about his own dietary choices-but once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.

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" -and a must-read for anyone who cares about building a more humane and healthy world.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Brilliant!

    From JBilmer
    This book is incredible. Brilliantly written and most importantly eye opening for every person that reads it. Every single person on the planet should read this book!
  • Amazing!

    From Jmapt
    I have been struggling witht he decision to convert to being vegetarian, this book was a great resource. The author presents the research in an informative, but interesting way. It contains Foer's personal insight which makes it in no way like a textbook or formal resource. Great for making informed choices about eating.
  • 5/5 stars

    From Coolblue2
    A very informative and eye-opening book. I have learned so much about the food we eat from reading this book. I feel differently towards my food now because I now know what it has been through to get to the supermarket. Reading this book has inspired me to make changes in my diet.
  • Eating animals

    From Lacombe
    Fantastic book. Are you allowed to say that this book could change your life? Great read highly recommend it to anyone interested in compassion.
  • A moral and ethical focus on factory farming

    From hrosv
    Though not his intention, Safran Foer converted me to life-long vegetarianism with his exposé-style writings and vibrant descriptions. Eating Animals gave me a new set of eyes through which to see the world, shining a spotlight on the senseless sufferings and violence wrought throughout the meat industry. If you've ever questioned the process by which your slab of steak gets from the farm to the plate, you must read this book.