The Modern Savage

The Modern Savage

Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals

Book - 2015
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"In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement. Although animal products are often labeled "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised," can we trust these goods to be safe, sound, or ethical? In The Modern Savage, renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the "alternative to the alternative"--not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and--supposedly--most humane animal farms. In a world increasingly aware of animals' intelligence and the range of their emotions, McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice--a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products. In the spirit of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, McWilliams's The Modern Savage is a riveting expose of an industry that has typically hidden behind a veil of morality, and a compelling account of how to live a more economical, environmental, and ethical life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250031198
Branch Call Number: 179.3 MCWILLI
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 21 cm


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May 21, 2015

The first part of the book was good, and easy to read. Then it quickly became very academic. I wasn't able to stay awake, so I did not get very far into the book. I'd be curious to see how other people felt about this book.


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