Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals

By Jonathan Safran Foer

  • Release Date: 2010-03-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Size: 8.96 MB
Score: 4.5
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Eating Animals is Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening account of where meat comes from

'I simply wanted to know - for myself and my family - what meat is. Where does it come from? How is it produced? What are the economic, social and environmental effects? Are there animals that it is straightforwardly right to eat? Are there situations in which not eating animals is wrong? If this began as a personal quest, it didn't stay that way for long . . . '

Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals is the most original book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think, and change the way you eat. For good.

'Moving, disturbing, should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you' Time Out

'Shocking, incandescent, brilliant' The Times

'Everyone who eats flesh should read this book' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

'Gripping, horrible, wonderful, breathtaking, original. A brilliant synthesis of argument, science and storytelling. One of the finest books ever written on the subject of eating animals' The Times Literary Supplement

'Horrifying, eloquent, timely' Spectator

'If you eat meat and fish, you should read this book. Even if you don't, you should. It might bring the beginning of a change of heart about all living things' Joanna Lumley

Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of Everything is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book award; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which is now a major film starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock; and Eating Animals. He is also the editor of A Convergence of Birds and of a new edition of the Haggadah.


  • Life changing

    By Jonny Whitlam
    And that's not a term I use lightly. Foer explains the ways in which vast majority of meat that sits on our table is produced. At the very least this will put you off eating meat, hopefully it will make it very much a moral question for you. The crux of the book really is awareness. If you eat meat and wish to continue to do so, stop whatever you're doing and read this now. Whilst the book itself can be a thought read for its content, it is incredibly well written and easy to follow. I couldn't recommend this enough.