This takes off from the Righteous Porkchop by Nicolette Hahn.
A must read for everyone who would like to know the truth about animal FACTORY farming. Whether one chooses to be a vegetarian after listening to this or simply reduces one's consumption of meat is of another matter. To be inform is a worthy goal of itself.
interested in medicine, fitness, and economics.
I highly recommend this book. The author shares his journey from carnivore to vegetarian. The book is well researched, engaging, thought provoking and philosophical. He considers the issues associated with eating animals from both a cultural, ethical, and nutritious standpoint. His in depth exploration of the horrors of factory farming, both for the animals as well as for people, make the book a must read. I've always cared about animals, but this book was an eye opener for me. I didn't realize how badly we're treating food animals, nor did I fully understand the consequences to me and my family. My only complaint is that he didn't explore milk and egg production in more detail...
The narration is great and the book is a must listen! It will give you a lot to chew on
Yes, I found the story and the variety of the information informative and entertaining.
I suppose the author, because in a sense it was his journey.
There is an added intensity and playfulness that keeps the listener from wondering off in thought at the mention of a concept or idea.
No, but in fairness I did truly appreciate a fresh approach to a stale topic.
J.T.Ross has a good voice, but his narration was too slow and it made the book boring. I listen to three books per week, but I could not finish this one due to the slow narration.
Have a narrator that reads at an acceptable speed.
Same as above.
Very Important Information
The presentation was based very-well written, base on facts, read without emotion, and very persuasive.
All were excellent. The voice of the author was my favorite.
Make your own decision after hearing the facts.
very important information to consider, the subject matter will make you question your ethics for a range of topics and force you to face the fact that one needs to be informed in order to make their decision.
I would like everyone I know and more to read/listen to this book. It has opened my eyes to horrible world of factory farming. Although I already new a lot about the horrors I never had the "balls" to stop eating meat. After listening to this book I was kicked into gear! Not only are their moral reasons to stop eating meat, but their are health, societal, and environmental reasons.
I am a Youth Services Librarian at a public library and I love my job. I am also a runner and I love listening to great books while staying healthy. That's Elsie in the picture...she is my favorite running partner and typically perks her ears up during the tense portions of the books :)
This is the first non-fiction book that I have listened to, and I thought the reader was average. He made strange pauses and there was too much wait time inbetween chapters.
The book itself is amazing overall with the amount of facts that it holds. Foer makes some philosophical leaps that I can't hang with, but on the whole this is a book that you can't ignore and forces you to look at your moral code and decisions on a daily basis.
This book is powerful, beautifully narrated, and actually ended up starting me on a longer string of research about what it really means to be vegetarian in the 21st century. Foer has always been among my favorite authors (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close had me in tears in the first few chapters) and he made the switch from novelist to journalist extremely well. This is an important book if you want to learn more about where your meals are actually coming from. Read this book.
Artist, Yogi, lover of strange books
It is time for human beings to take responsibility for the things they put in their bodies. No more can we continue to buy these products and say "Well, I didn't know." the information is out there, we are all adults and have a responsibly to educate ourselves. By continuing to support these practices we are condoning it and are there for responsible. Eating animals is a good place to start because it is a very balanced picture of what is wrong with our farming system. There are parts that are hard to hear for sure. But we owe it to our fellow creatures on this earth to treat them with fairness. We owe it to ourselves to know what we are putting in our mouths and feeding to our children. Every adult on this earth should read this book. Seriously.