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Brought to you by Penguin.  

Now a Feature Documentary Film Narrated by Natalie Portman.

From the best-selling author of the essential new 2019 book on animal agriculture and climate crisis: We Are the Weather.

Discover Jonathan Safran Foer's eye-opening and life-changing account of the meat we eat.       

Eating Animals is the most original and urgent book on the subject of food written this century. It will change the way you think and change the way you eat. For good.  

Whether you're flirting with veganuary, trying to cut back on animal consumption, or a lifelong meat eater, you need to listen to this book.

©2019 Jonathan Safran Foer (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you." (Time Out)

"Shocking, incandescent, brilliant." (The Times)

"Everyone who eats flesh should read this book." (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall)

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Interesting but repetitive

Interesting information and story overall, but very America-centric with limited exploration of how animals might be raised and farmed in other countries. The philosophical arguments had been made many times before and were quite repetitive and boring.

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"If nothing matters, there is nothing to save."

This book should be mandatory reading in high school. Well written, detailed, honest and objective.

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  • Brandy
  • 09-09-2021

A Necessary Evil?

This book gathers sufficient material to completely damn factory farms and slaughter houses and to call into serious question the eating of animals. I am very glad I read it and am pretty dure it has changed my eating for the restof my life, an occu6I would never have believed possible. My only complaint about the book was the narration, which I found slow, a bit pompous, and less than wonderful.

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  • Kevin Nguyen
  • 31-03-2021

A LNG interesting read....

I still cannot comprehend how a person could be a vegan and building humane slaughterhouses and supporting farmers doing so. Eating animals humane or not is not necessary especially in our current times.

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  • Derek
  • 26-02-2020

Life changing

I have been listening to this book over 5 months. Through each chapter I found myself looking at animal products differently. If the content is true, it is concerning.

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  • Kitty25
  • 29-02-2020

Truly enlightening.

I loved this book. I had a rough, narrow view of the meat industry, and now I feel like I know so much more. This book persuaded me to become a vegetarian. I'm glad I know what is actually happening to these animals; these facts should be more widely known.

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  • 19-05-2021

Great book on a harrowing topic

I really enjoyed this book. Harrowing topic but so worth knowing about. Only downside for me was that sometimes it felt there was too much going on and that sometimes not everything got a full explanation. But a nice narrative and I really appreciated the interviews with farmers and people against vegetarianism, just so that it was included and ultimately squashed!

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  • 21-04-2021

Animals - A Commodity for Corporate Profit!

I've been listening to running books and ultra running books and some authors of touched on the subjects of vegan or plant based diets and there's been more publicity lately about the damage that intensive farming and fishing does to our planet. Having said that this book just put the tin hat on it for me. Come on... lets face it.. we all know it...when corporations get involved... or when things get to a level where it becomes corporate then u know that this is a well oiled machine focused on one thing - making as much money as possible.. shareholder return.. on the back of animals, birds and fish and applying the latest technologies and processes, wiping out all the traditional methods of farming, ruining the environment in the process... all in the name off efficiency and making more money. I haven't eaten meat or dairy since listening to this book.. about a week now. so what am i going to do about it now is the question for me?

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  • Miss Agnieszka Kurek
  • 18-02-2021

Learn the real price of eating animals

A must-read. Eating animals comes at a price. To us, the animals, the planet. The book provides an honest, measured and yet not sensationalised account of factory farming. It does not preach, it simply educates and helps to lift the vail of our ignorance about the food we eat.

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  • Gammon Buster
  • 18-10-2020

Interesting & insightful but sometimes too simple.

Full of eye opening information and moral perspectives that even I a long time vegan didn't know about, but this book often fails to grasp the connection between all of animal agriculture and negative impacts it has on our society.

Every level of animal agriculture is damaging to our health, our planet and the animals, whereas if you read this book you could be forgiven for thinking only factory farms were the problem which is simply not true.

Still it's a valuable book and I imagine would have an impact upon people new to the idea of vegetarianism or veganism.

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