Eating Animals Book Review
Nonfiction , Sociology / December 15, 2016

  Title: Eating Animals Author: Jonathan Safran Foer Published: September 1, 2010 Genre: Nonfiction Length: 368 pages Eating Animals is a nonfiction book written in a journalistic style that discusses the morality and practicality behind eating meat. Jonathan Safran Foer takes aim at the factory-farming and fishing industries and exposes the many dark truths about the meat that our society consumes in record numbers. Family farms are not given a free pass, however. Eating Animals is a full investigation of meat-eating from every angle. Before I go any further, let me state that I am a vegetarian. My wife and I became vegetarians this past July and we have not strayed from that path ever since. While my wife decided to become a vegetarian at the beginning of the month, I held off for another couple of weeks. Eating Animals is what finally pushed me over the edge. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made. Jonathan Safran Foer claims, rather disingenuously in my opinion, that Eating Animals is not meant to turn the reader into a vegetarian. While this might technically be true, as he never directly tells the reader what to do, all of his evidence points in favor of abandoning meat-eating. Interestingly enough,…