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Lissa

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  • Eating Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
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    Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood - facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf - his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong.

    Natalie says: "Surprisingly Even-Handed"
    "This book changed my life!"
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    I began listening to this audiobook with trepidation, thinking it was going to be a yuppie rant against eating meat. But to my surprise it was an intelligent humorous view on the "meat industry" and also the cultural connections we have with eating. I admit I walked around nauseas from listening to descriptions of factory farming and since then I haven't been able to eat meat or fish. I began to actually think about what I was eating and how it got onto my plate.
    I have read this author's other work and liked them well enough. Being Jewish I could relate to his references to his grandmother, family and food. I laughed out loud in several places.
    This book is not for the faint hearted but it will open your eyes to the reality of factory farming and what we put into our bodies.

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