I came across Eating Animals a few years ago but refused to read it, or anything for that matter, that had the propensity to separate me from chicken. *feeling the side-eyes* Don’t judge. My thought was that I already had a limited diet as I rarely consumed pork or beef and adamantly refused to eat any processed meat. Since I was very conscious about consuming nutritious meals, working out regularly and was the picture of health, couldn’t I just have my lean chicken breast and seafood?!? C’mon son.
Fast forward 3 years – we’re mostlegans (mostly vegan) and the book and I crossed paths again. This time I dove in. After beginning the read, I pondered how interesting the timing given the number of reports this week regarding our seafood. No need for spoiler alerts here, but I will say INFORMATIVE and NECESSARY! Some things I knew; other information rendered me speechless and nauseated.
This is not a clarion call for you to become vegan. Though I can say that I will probably never have another bite of chicken, I can’t say that I will go the rest of my life without sticking my spoon into a pint of Blue Bell ice cream. Hell, I could probably say the exact opposite! I mean, have you ever had Blue Bell ice cream?!?! And no, soy ice cream has yet to hit the same spot Blue Bell does.
I digress. This is a call to read the book. It is imperative that we are completely knowledgable about what we are consuming – antibiotics, hormones and all. Hmmmm…tasty!
Have you read Eating Animals? If so, share your thoughts.
What books that discuss factory farming and the food industry do you recommend?