Posted by: Skeptical Moose | February 10, 2011

The case for vegetarianism!

Everything I wanted to say, but Jonathan Safran-Foer got there ahead of me with the superb ‘Eating Animals’: is the podcast interview the book that it relates to

The ‘ripple effect of carniverous behaviour’: health, environment, animals/human rights … all issues that our non-vegan consumption is affecting. Animals pumped so full of antibiotics that we are developing resistance; chickens kept alive in cages smaller than my computer; turkeys fed so much growth hormone they can’t stand upright; numerous creatures that are now unable to sexually reproduce …

When people say, ‘but eating meat is natural’, might we retort: what is natural about any of the above? Who enjoys the torture of fellow living species?! Food production in 2011 is a world away from its relatively recent past (when we had the honour of calling it ‘farming’). Being a veggie now is VERY different to the original philosophical debate.

Just wanted to share that with you. Worth a listen or read if you have the time …


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