On eating meat : the truth about its production and the ethics of eating it / Matthew Evans.

By: Evans, Matthew, 1966- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Murdock Books, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 312 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1760637696; 9781760637699Subject(s): Animal rights | Food -- Moral and ethical aspects | Agricultural processing industries -- Moral and ethical aspects | Food -- Moral and ethical aspects | Slaughtering and slaughter-houses -- Moral and ethical aspects | Animal rights -- Australia | Meat -- Moral and ethical aspects | Meat industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects | Factory farms -- Moral and ethical aspects | Livestock factories -- Moral and ethical aspects | Animal welfare | Animal industry -- Moral and ethical aspects | Australia | AustralianDDC classification: 338.176 | 178 | 641.3/6 LOC classification: TX357 | .E93 2019
Contents:
Introduction: Smells like money -- Chapter 1 The view from the city -- Chapter 2 The view from the feedlot -- Chapter 3 Killing the mothers: The Australian pig industry's dark secret -- Chapter 4 160,000 deaths: A medium-sized operation -- Chapter 5 The view from the killing floor -- Chapter 6 Where are the animal lovers? -- Chapter 7 Cats. Beyond the cute videos -- Chapter 8 A farmer's musing on suffering -- Chapter 9 Floyd and what we don't know about animals. Yet -- Chapter 10 It ain't pretty: What it's like being at a kill -- Chapter 11 Think being vegan hurts no animal? Think again -- Chapter 12 Beef is killing the world. What about asparagus? Or golf? -- Chapter 13 Antibiotics: How farming is ruining it for everyone -- Chapter 14 Banned in 160 nations - but not here -- Chapter 15 What's behind the locked gates? -- Chapter 16 How do we feed the world? Animals may well be part of the plan -- Chapter 17 The no-meat diet isn't the answer. Neither is the attitude -- Chapter 18 Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too -- Chapter 19 Fake meat -- Chapter 20 When the hunter becomes the hunted -- Chapter 21 It was a former vegan who taught me how to kill -- Chapter 22 Forget the other animal for a second - look at the producer -- Chapter 23 The need for the ethical omnivore -- Chapter 24 What is good meat? -- Chapter 25 The true cost of food -- Chapter 26 Force for good -- Acknowledgements -- Resources -- Index.
Summary: How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-300) and index.

Introduction: Smells like money -- Chapter 1 The view from the city -- Chapter 2 The view from the feedlot -- Chapter 3 Killing the mothers: The Australian pig industry's dark secret -- Chapter 4 160,000 deaths: A medium-sized operation -- Chapter 5 The view from the killing floor -- Chapter 6 Where are the animal lovers? -- Chapter 7 Cats. Beyond the cute videos -- Chapter 8 A farmer's musing on suffering -- Chapter 9 Floyd and what we don't know about animals. Yet -- Chapter 10 It ain't pretty: What it's like being at a kill -- Chapter 11 Think being vegan hurts no animal? Think again -- Chapter 12 Beef is killing the world. What about asparagus? Or golf? -- Chapter 13 Antibiotics: How farming is ruining it for everyone -- Chapter 14 Banned in 160 nations - but not here -- Chapter 15 What's behind the locked gates? -- Chapter 16 How do we feed the world? Animals may well be part of the plan -- Chapter 17 The no-meat diet isn't the answer. Neither is the attitude -- Chapter 18 Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too -- Chapter 19 Fake meat -- Chapter 20 When the hunter becomes the hunted -- Chapter 21 It was a former vegan who taught me how to kill -- Chapter 22 Forget the other animal for a second - look at the producer -- Chapter 23 The need for the ethical omnivore -- Chapter 24 What is good meat? -- Chapter 25 The true cost of food -- Chapter 26 Force for good -- Acknowledgements -- Resources -- Index.

How can 160,000 deaths in one day constitute a 'medium-sized operation'? Think beef is killing the world? What about asparagus farms? Or golf? Eat dairy? You'd better eat veal, too. Going vegan might be all the rage, but the fact is the world has an ever-growing, insatiable appetite for meat - especially cheap meat. Former food critic and chef, now farmer and restaurateur Matthew Evans grapples with the thorny issues around the ways we produce and consume animals. From feedlots and abattoirs, to organic farms and animal welfare agencies, he has an intimate, expert understanding of the farming practices that take place in our name. Evans calls for less radicalisation, greater understanding, and for ethical omnivores to stand up for the welfare of animals and farmers alike. Sure to spark intense debate, On Eating Meat is an urgent read for all vegans, vegetarians and carnivores.

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