Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jonathan Safran Foer

12/7/09 Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

MC: Abigail Pogrebin, Journalist

Jonathan Safran Foer
Author of "Eating Animals"

Raising of livestock is the biggest contributor to every environmental problem we have.

Accounts for 51% of all greenhouse gases, that means it contributes more than every other factor combined.

The factory farm system is inherently cruel to animals.

The head of the U.N. Global Warming Commission:

Should "taste" allow us to confine and eat animals. Like sex, because we have limits to having sex with animals, what's the difference with killing them because they taste good. Senses and drives should not make us exempt from ethical concerns.

Is Vegetarianism the next stage for moral accountability and development?

Frank Bruni "Born Round"

1 comment:

  1. "In fact, if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people."
    — Ruth Harrison, "Animal Machines"

    Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan:

    Also see Gary Yourofsky: