“If you had to kill it yourself, if you had to look it in the eye . . . would you eat it?”
It’s undeniable that there has been a growing percentage of the population showing concern over the food they eat. Whether this is folk jumping on the vegan bandwagon to fit in with the latest Instagram trends or abstaining from meat for more meaningful reasons is somewhat irrelevant.
The important thing is that people are thinking, and the omnivores are facing a tricky one!
Gray approaches the meat eating debate with a fresh outlook that I am slightly envious of: to only eat meat if she has killed it herself.
We are taken on a journey through almost every meat sourcing avenue you can imagine. From oyster shucking and hunting wild game to as far as collecting her own road kill, the ethics of the whole thing are dealt with tastefully and arguments presented from both sides equally.
Unfortunately for the more empathetic omnivores out there it’s bad news for your factory farmed animals, although I can’t say it was much of a surprise. These animals aren’t treated well and, personally, I’ve decided I don’t want to be a part of this moving forward.
The main surprise for me however was the state of our oceans. If you are anything like me then you probably never thought about where the fish we eat comes from. They look super weird and we only really care about the fluffy ones, right?
What Gray uncovers is disturbing.
Our fish consumption is not only destroying the fish populations, but is also devastating to our environment and local fishing industries. Well worth reading just for this reason, and I definitely plan to look into this further.
Gray has done a fantastic job to not only expose us to the truth behind the meat industries but also providing ethical changes we can implement.
A solid book that should be on the bookshelf of anybody questioning the ethics of eating animals.