Eating Animals Setting & Symbolism

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Meat

Meat is the flesh of an animal used for food. Meat is a staple of the human diet which some people, such as Foer, refrain from eating. There are two kinds of meat considered by Foer in his account – ethical meat, and unethical meat. Unethical meat is culled from animals raised in the cruel conditions of factory farms where they have unnervingly short lives, no freedom, and are fed unnatural diets, leading to unhealthy and sick animals. Ethical meat comes from animals raised traditionally and lovingly out of doors with natural, safe diets.

Vegeterianism and Veganism

Vegetarianism and veganism are alternatives to meat-based or meat-inclusive diets. Vegetarianism is the eating of non-meat foods and animal byproducts, such as milk and cheese. Veganism is the eating of non-meat foods and the rejection of even animal byproducts. Foer and Nicolette Niman are vegetarians, while one of the owners of...

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