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"