Thursday, January 07, 2010

Eating Animals

Eating Animals - what a great book. If you're vegetarian, vegan, or having second thoughts about being an omnivore, or even just thinking about reducing your meat interesting reflection on our weird relationship with animals.

My favorite takeaway was the question he poses of two hypothetical people ordering lunch, and asking which is really the more sentimental: the person who orders based on what he/she LIKES to eat, or the person that makes a choice of conscience?

Really lays bare the notion that veg*ns are the ones that are the (only) ones that appeal to emotions, or at least it did for me...I've never really bought into that notion anyway, but this sums it up nicely.

I've never read anything by the author before - I only saw the movie Everything is Illuminated - but I may have to look into reading more...

does it mention the brain damaged caused in the womb by the woman on a vegan diet?

hey, eat what you want. I'm in favor of revoking abolition laws: it didn't work for alcohol.

but when you endanger a child with your behavior... yikes
Have any cites for the claims about womb/vegan/child thing?
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