Eating Animals

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Little, Brown, Sep 1, 2010 - Nature - 368 pages
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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. 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."

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User Review  - renardkitsune - LibraryThing

I've never read Foer's novels, so I don't know how this compares, but I thought this was very enjoyable read--despite the subject matter. I've always been a proponent of eating outside of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - reganrule - LibraryThing

Foer's stated aim in this book is to describe the ways that factory farms operate, and to explore the environmental, physical, ethical, economic and social ramifications of consuming factory farmed ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages. Everything Is Illuminated received a National Jewish Book Award and a Guardian First Book Award, and was made into a film by Liev Schreiber. Foer lives in Brooklyn.