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5.0 out of 5 stars Eat Like You Care, 4 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals (Kindle Edition)
Long term vegan and animal rights advocates Gary Francione and his partner Anna Charlton have written this concise and clear treatise on why we should refuse to exploit animals. They cover just about every angle, presenting coherent and hard-to-refute arguments against each possible contrary assertion - those "but"s that are constantly hurled at vegans and also used by omnivores to justify their position and convince themselves that they never could, should or would give up animal products.

The book is aimed at both vegans who can use the book as a tool to assist with presenting the moral case whenever needed and also at anyone else who might possibly be contemplating veganism or simply interested. I found it easy and quick to read and covered just about everything I could wish for in my daily dealings with non-vegans on the issue. It's useful to keep on your portable device, carry around and dip into on ad hoc occasions, just as a refresher should it be needed. It's good to be able to give confident clarity, structure and articulation to one's arguments which are based on both logic and also on what one knows in one's heart to be irrefutably true. It will surely be most welcome among nearly all vegans and contemplating vegans alike.

The book finishes with a long list of reasons as to why non-veganism is extreme (turning around the usual assertion).

"... What is extreme is that we are consuming a diet that is causing disease and resulting in ecological disaster. What is extreme is that we encourage our children to love animals at the same time that we teach them those whom they love can also be those whom they harm. We teach our children that loving others is consistent with hurting them. That is truly extreme -- and very sad. What is extreme is the fantasy that we will ever find our moral compass with respect to animals as long as they are on our tables. What is extreme is that we say we care about animals but we continue to eat animals and animal products."
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