Jonathan Safran Foer Eating Animals Essay

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Eating animals: is it only question of morality?
In the book “Eating Animals” of Jonathan Safran Foer a very significant problem of the contemporary food culture, factory farming and food industry is raised. While Foer focuses mainly on animal’s suffering and rights: “If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and (quite often) die in horrific ways isn't motivating, what would be?”(Foer 123), all these problems are intertwined and may be viewed from different angles.
I would say that the thinking of Michkiko Kakutani is partly sound. The Jonathan Foer criticizes the contemporary conventional factory farming, food industry and culture and believes it to violate animal rights and the fact of putting animals into unbearable position at the moment of their slaughtering and their lifestyle, in general is beyond his understanding. But in “Eating Animals” the author does not try to look deeper
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Statements such as "why worry about animals when so many people die from malaria, violence and war?" are not quite right. Although in his book, the author mostly worried about the suffering of animals, which in itself is a controversial point, it also affects a very important for mankind issue - a farm on which the animals have been growing. In unsanitary conditions many diseases can be developed, sequentially these conditions on the farms increase the likelihood of unintended human health consequences. The problem of global warming, which is also contributed by factory farming affects already now all people, despite the fact you eat meat or not. “If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet (global warming) isn't enough, what is? “(Foer 123): the citation from the book has its point. Animal agriculture makes a 40% greater contribution to global warming than all transportation in the world combined; it is the number one cause of climate
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