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Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Book on Ethics of Meat-Eating

Sounds pretty powerful. I'm trying to come up with a book for my book club about animal rights. What do I choose? All of them are meat eaters, two because their "doctors" told them they had to eat meat. One is a huge supporter of animal research. I don't want anything too radical and was thinking about Dominion by Matthew Scully. But now we have "Eating Animals,"by Jonathan Safran Foer.

2 comments:

Bea Elliott said...

Gee, sounds like you have the typical tough audience. Dominion was the first animal "rights" book I read when I had my trigger events. Although he writes beautifully, I think it is an excessively long & technical accounting of what animals endure. Plus, there's the heavy religious overtones - which may be a contention point. (?)

I haven't read Foer's book yet - But here's a quick 6 min interview on NPR - Maybe it will give you some more info to make a decision.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114298495

Whatever you choose - Good luck! :)

Ana said...

The God parts might actually work with this group. I'll have to read both and see what works...if I don't get kicked out of the group by then!

Thanks!