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Confronting the Reality of Eating Animals

By • Jan 24th, 2008 • Category: Vegetarianism Print Print

Here’s an interesting article recently printed in the New York Times that deals with the reality and dilemmas of eating animals raised for human consumption. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, it’s an interesting read.

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is Toni Fiore was raised by an Italian-American father and a German mother who instilled in her a sociable nature and the love of travel and of good food. She has lived in Italy and Germany and now resides in southern Maine. She is the author of: Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian
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Madalene Loehrs
Madalene Loehrs

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Toni, Thank you so much for the link to this article. I am planning to forward it to others. The betrayal that one of the chefs admitted to feeling has long been on my mind. I've tried to convey it to meat eaters, but most of them tune out and start arguing. I think hunting is less cruel than farming, even if farming is more productive and economical, because the wild animal knows to fear the hunter, and has a (tiny) chance to escape. It seems much more cruel to raise an animal from its earliest days, stepping in as a surrogate mother by feeding it, and then to send it to slaughter or kill it yourself. Even if the animals don't live in your house like a dog or a cat, there is a relationship based on trust. I simply cannot think of anything more cruel than leading the poor creature to believe you are kind and have a loving heart, and then all of a sudden not filling the food bowl and dropping the knife. Also, I had no idea the Chinese would skin an animal alive. Where is their compassion? PS I made your roasted peanuts today and your tempeh club sandwich yesterday. Yum!

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