by Jonathan Safran Foer
Penguin Books, 2010, ISBN 978-0-241-95083-8
"A spirited, emotional and well-researched investigation into what our taste for flesh really means." - Guardian
Eating Animals is a uniquely passionate, powerful and provocative exploration of what we eat and why. It is both a personal quest which goes to the very heart of what it means to be human and a riveting expose of the horrors and dangers of factory farming.
"Eating Animals carefully, deliberately, takes you through every relevant dimension of factory farming... One sees it from the inside, the outside, the moral high ground, the dithering consumer level, through Foer's family stories, from slaughterhouse workers, animal behaviorists, even from defenders of the system... Foer's aim is not to make your choice, but to inform it. He has done us all a great service, and we, and the animals, owe him our thanks." - Huffington Post
"The everyday horrors of factory farming are evoked so vividly, and the case against the people who run the system presented so convincingly, that anyone who, after reading Foer's book, continues to consume the industry's products must be without a heart, or impervious to reason, or both." - J. M. Coetzee
"The kind of wisdom that, in all its humanity and clarity, deserves a place at the table with our greatest philosophers." - Los Angeles Times