Eating Animals Themes

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Diet

Although Foer began his book research assuming it would ultimately be an argument for vegetarianism, he surprised even himself by ultimately concluding he is not against people consuming meat for nutrition - so long as that meat is ethical meat.

The topic of diet appears all through Foer's "Eating Animals." Even the very title of Foer’s book – “Eating Animals” – is indicative of diet. Foer himself is a vegetarian – one who abstains from eating meat and fish. Nicolette Niman is another notable vegetarian in the book, while the founder of Farm Forward is a vegan – one who abstains not only from meat but animal byproducts as well. Foer notes in his book that science regards non-meat diets at least as healthy as meat diets; and Foer also argues that no one should be condemned for what they do or do not eat. Diet is a social, cultural, and...

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