Yes, you read that right. This is a (mostly) vegan blog and I’m reading a book called The Carnivore’s Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat. Why? I can preach all I want (though I try not to) about the merits of eating a plant-based diet, but for the folks out there advocating eating from a sustainable, kinder food system that includes animal products, I think it’s worth hearing their side of the argument too.
The quote, simple, but moving, reflects the overall tone of the book and is worth repeating out loud a few times to let it sink in:
“If you grew as fast as a corporate chicken, you would weigh 349 pounds at age two. Congratulations, Pilgrim’s, Tyson, Perdue, Wayne Farms…”
If that doesn’t make you want to steer clear of factory farmed animals, I don’t know what will.