This Is Vegan Propaganda: (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You)
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Meeting another vegetarian or vegan – especially a male one – used to be like finding a lone stranger in a foreign bar who loves your favourite band. Nowadays, it’s like everyone in the bar knows your band, likes the singles and is curious for the next album to arrive. Here come the hegans
Overall if you want to be a vegan that's great and you would be doing the world a favour, but if your listening to this for a balanced opinion I'd look somewhere else.
The problem with books on veganism is they’re all quite depressing. The death, the guts, the gas chambers, the end of the planet – reading about the torment of billions of animals can make one downcast. Pigs, for instance, are typically stunned with an electrical current before their throats are slit. Occasionally, however, the stunning doesn’t work and the creatures are still conscious when lowered into a “scalding tank” of hot water that loosens their skin. Then there are the dairy cows sent to slaughter while pregnant. When they’re gutted, sometimes a foetus will fall on to the excrement-covered floor of the slaughterhouse before being beaten to death. Exhaustively researched and well-written book for the case of being humane towards animals. Earthling Ed managed to make the book comprehensive while keeping his explanations concise. It is easy to read and can be the only book you will have to read about veganism. It includes discussions on:
My only challenge is that the book feels too one-sided and might therefore be alienating to readers new to the topic. There's a fair amount of arguments opposing veganism mentioned, but they're all debunked so elegantly that the work might lose some credibility. When I went vegan, Ed was the one who caught my attention. I saw a video of him showing a video of an animal being slaughtered to a meat eating girl, who burst into tears and said she would stop eating meat. Then I went on and watched a lot of his videos. The way he spoke, the arguments he gave... He was one of the main reasons I went vegan, and I thank him loads for that. This book is just incredible! I feel like if everyone read this book, the majority would go vegan. The connections between climate change, health and animal agriculture is clearer than ever and we just have to hope that this book inspires others to make the switch.It’s no surprise that many people prefer to think their food comes from farms where animals frolic on lush pastures. The reality challenges meat-eaters’ view of themselves as compassionate, or at least not wantonly cruel. People claim to love animals but are happy to pay for their slaughter and mistreatment.
The RRP is the suggested or Recommended Retail Price of a product, set by the publisher or manufacturer.I followed Ed for years so I knew lots of the facts he presented already but it was still eye-opening and a must read for every person living on this planet.