Vegetarianism In Eating Animals

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DIANA BARUNGI MAILBOX 039 PHILOSOPHY 320 CRITICAL BOOK REVIEW OF EATING ANIMALS In the book eating animals by Jonathan Safran Foer, the author talks about not only vegetarianism but also but also his life through this process of writing the book and his journey to various places that helped him with the writing of this book for example what happens in the factory or commercial farming. The author also put this forward that he didn’t write this book to convert people into vegetarians but rather to show them where the food mostly eaten across the globe comes from. The author also explain his views in various ways that summarises his work for example storytelling, all or nothing or something else, words/meaning, hiding/ seeking, influence/ speechless, slices of paradise/pieces of shit, I do and lastly storytelling. The question that we should be asking ourselves is that should we eat meat? In the first chapter storytelling, Foer is telling us about how he was brought up in the Jewish community and also as an adolescent trying to find his identity. He also describes his grandmother who always made the meals at their home and how they named her as the chef ever and he also describes his childhood favourite meal as chicken and carrots. During all this experience of trying to vegetarian when he is alone and not when he is with his friends or in public and when he went to college in fear to be under looked at misjudged for his choices. “I can't count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made. (I have often felt that my vegetarianism matters more to such people than it does to me.)” During this time, that how... ... middle of paper ... ...ceptable to eat meat from farms that give animals decent lives but, in the end, it is not for him. Overall reading this book has been an experience because I had never thought I would feel guilty every time I look at the piece of meat on my plate. I somehow strongly agree with Foer because at the rate we treat animals today its unbearable but in the same sense it’s also inevitable because we also need to survive both economically and physically by eating animals. WORK CITIED Gruzalski, Bart. "Why It's Wrong To Eat Animals Raised And Slaughtered For Food." Food for Thought: The Debate over Eating Meat. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2004. Philosopher's Index. Web. 21 Mar. 2014. Foer, Jonathan Safran. "Eating Animals." Journal of Value Inquiry 45.3 (2011): 359-363. Philosopher's Index. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.

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