Compassionate Carnivore: Book summary and reviews of Compassionate Carnivore by Catherine Friend

Compassionate Carnivore

Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old Macdonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat

by Catherine Friend

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Compassionate Carnivore by Catherine Friend
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2008
    256 pages
    Genre: Advice

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Following the cult favorite Hit by a Farm, an original look into the clamor over livestock and meat, showing consumers how to be healthy and humane carnivores.

Consumers are becoming more and more concerned about what happens to their food before it hits their tables. As an animal-loving, animal-raising, animal-eating farmer, Catherine Friend tackles the carnivore's dilemma, exploring the contradictions, nuances, and questions surrounding the bewildering choices facing today's more conscious meat-eaters. Using her own struggle to become a compassionate carnivore, Friend offers concrete tools readers can use in speaking to farmers and processors and negotiating the Brave New World of humanely raised meat.

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"Readers interested in the subject will likely be familiar with Friend's overall treatment, but fostering a long-term commitment to the cause, she believes, is "an act of respect that will affect the lives of the millions of animals raised in this country every year," and her suggestions are so reasonable that even the most rampant, mainstream meat-eater might consider trying them." - Publishers Weekly.

"At last, the perfect book for people who would like to eat meat but have moral, ethical, or health concerns about doing so. Catherine Friend loves animals but eats meat and gives a thoughtful, personal, clear-eyed perspective on how to do both, humanely and sustainably." - Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, author What to Eat.

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