Important People in Eating Animals

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the book “Eating Animals.” A novelist by trade, Foer has entered into the field of nonfiction to answer his son’s question of why people eat animals. Foer conducts three years of research, from reading and study to speaking with farmers, factory farm workers, and activists, to learn about the entire process of eating animals. Foer is disturbed by the horrific conditions and effects of factory farms, but delighted to learn there are still small and family farms that operate in the traditional, humane way. Foer, himself a vegetarian, does not condemn those who eat meat, but urges them to consider where their meat comes from, and urges them to purchase ethical meat.

Foer's grandmother

Foer’s grandmother, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust and World War II, considered food precious because during the war, she often had...

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