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Eating Animals

3 Reasons "Animal Welfare" Doesn't Work

Samita Sarkar | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Samita Sarkar

Welfarists believe that farmed animals can be treated with respect in both life and in death, but there is nothing respectful about taking a life. To kill is inherently the utmost act of disrespect.

Have A Vegan-Inspired Thanksgivukkah

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Thanksgivukkah is one of the rarest events we'll ever experience. So get creative, dig deep and turn your celebration into eight days of gratitude and compassion. Honor the future -- of all peoples, animals and our Mother Earth -- by making your holiday food and activities vegan-inspired.

Baby Elephant For Dinner?

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green

Seriously, is there ever a moment when a baby elephant isn't being the most adorable thing you have ever seen? Okay fine, we can think of a few mo...

Farm Forward's Will Put Humane Eating in Consumers' Hands

Food Politic | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Food Politic

Farm Forward is developing an application called, which will be an answer for people who are willing to spend a little bit more for humanely raised products but are confused by the labels.

Crazy for Veggies: Cutting Cruelty Out of My Lifestyle

Steve-O | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green

There's a lot of violence in the world, but here's an area where all of us can make a positive difference, first in our own lives, and then in the lives of others. Together, we can spread compassion far and wide.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!

Who Is Really Occupying Your Plate?

Nil Zacharias | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Nil Zacharias

Eating animals is a practice that shapes and is shaped by the same mentality that enables other oppressions that we accuse governments and big corporations of.

Should You Eat Baby Animals?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

In his weekly food column for TIME, Josh Ozersky writes about "The Gastronomic Case Against Eating Baby Animals." The self-professed meat lover and fo...

Eating Well vs. Being Good: Can We Ethically Eat Animals?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The ethical case against eating animals generally originates with our place in the animal kingdom. We are, of course, animals.

PHOTOS: 15 Cool Book Covers That Didn't Make The Cut | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

For authors, choosing a book cover is the fraught moment their very private creation starts putting on its game face and getting ready to enter the ma...

To Meat Or Not To Meat

Laura Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Laura Silverman

In exchange (ultimately for their lives), they received protection from predators, assistance in bearing young and even rudimentary health care. What would become of our domesticated animals if we were to stop eating them?

'Kill It, Cook It, Eat It' Slaughtering Show Comes To Cable

Squid Ink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LA Weekly's Squid Ink writes:​ Just in case your meat guilt wasn't powerful enough, here comes Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, a BBC show premiering in A...

8-Bit Nose To Tail

The Jude Abides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the upcoming show Pixel Pushers, sponsored by SCION and curated by Giant Robot, I decided to explore the carnivorous side of the world of video ga...

Why Do Writers Like Ping Pong?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In November, It Books will publish "Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes our World" by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. The ping...

Legal To Eat Your Cat? Slate's Explainer Takes On Marinating Cat Story

Slate Magazine | Brian Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When police in Western New York pulled over Gary Korkuc for blowing off a stop sign on Sunday, they found a live cat in his trunk, covered in cooking ...

Our big problem

Alan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Miller

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal Theodore Dalrymple (the pen name for Anthony Daniels, a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist) was only the lat...

Avoiding Factory Farm Foods: An Eater's Guide

Nicolette Hahn Niman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nicolette Hahn Niman

Eventually, I mostly gave up on supermarkets and began exploring new ways to get at the good food I was seeking. My goal was simple: I wanted all my food to come from places I would enjoy visiting.

Real Environmentalists Eat Meat

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

Although the meat industry's horrors are worth noting, the attempt to turn everyone into a vegetarian is creating a polarization that is not helping the effort to move away from factory farming.

Jonathan Safran Foer On 'Ellen': Following Up With The 'Eating Animals' Author (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Safran Foer followed up with Ellen Degeneres today about his recent book, "Eating Animals." He spoke with Ellen for the first time in Novembe...

Martha Stewart's Kindle: What Is She Reading?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Martha Stewart answered 20 questions for the Financial Times on Thursday, and in one of the questions, Stewart dished on what she's reading right now:...

Italian Food TV Host Under Fire For "Succulent" Cat Stew Recommendation (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Colin Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Leading Italian food expert, writer and TV host Beppe Bigazzi has been suspended indefinitely from his TV program for curiously recommending a cat ste...

Of Truth and Truthiness: Eating Animals on The Colbert Report

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Vamsee Juluri

Our common-sense about what we eat needs a radical cleansing after decades of "food" industry propaganda. Eating Animals is nothing less than a derailing of a runaway train of indifference.

Colbert To Jonathan Safran Foer (VIDEO): Free Range Means Chickens Run Over Fields Of Flowers, Make Love

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Eating Animals" author Jonathan Safran Foer appeared on The Colbert Report Monday night to discuss the U.S. farm system, arguing that it is "perfectl...

Eating Dogs Is No Worse Than Eating Pigs: NYT Op-Ed

The New York Times | ROGER COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There is a rational, and for some people a spiritual, case for being a vegetarian: Killing animals is wrong. However I cannot see a rational argument ...

The Yoga of Eating Animals

Derek Beres | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

If yoga teachers fail to recognize the damage being done around them then we are losing an essential community of voices who have to help reverse this agricultural monoculture.