From ANIMAL PEOPLE, September 2011:
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Little, Brown & Co. (1271 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10020), 2009.
341 pages, hardcover. $25.99.
What most clearly sets Eating Animals apart from the bulk of animal rights literature is the perspective from which it is written–not the firm, impassioned mindset of a longtime activist, but that of a lifelong omnivore engaged in his first thorough exploration of the vegetarian debate. Jonathan Safran Foer’s catalyst for writing Eating Animals was not any conviction as to the merit (or lack thereof) of a vegetarian lifestyle, but rather the birth of the author’s first son, and the necessity of making responsible dietary choices on his behalf and raising him with a consistent moral framework. Read more