Discover the mind-blowing, life-changing book which revolutionised the way we think about meat – coming soon as a major documentary film by Natalie Portman. This book is a riveting exposé which presents the gut-wrenching truth about the price paid by the environment, the government, the Third World and the animals themselves in order to put meat on our tables more quickly and conveniently than ever before.
Interweaving a variety of monologues and balancing humour and suspense with informed rationalism, Eating Animals is as much a novelistic account of an intellectual journey as it is a fresh and open look at the ethical debate around meat-eating. Unlike most other books on the subject, it also explores the possibilities for those who do eat meat to do so more responsibly, making this an important book not just for vegetarians, but for anyone who is concerned about the ramifications and significance of their chosen lifestyle.
Jonathan Safran Foer was born in 1977. He is the author of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Everything Is Illuminated, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Guardian First Book Award. He is also the editor of A Convergence of Birds. He lives in New York.
"Universally compelling. Jonathan Safran Foer's book changed me"
– Natalie Portman
"Moving, disturbing, should be compulsory reading. A genuine masterwork. Read this book. It will change you"
– Time Out
"If you eat meat and fish, you should read this book. Even if you don't, you should. It might bring the beginning of a change of heart about all living things"
– Joanna Lumley
"Gripping, breathtaking, original. A brilliant synthesis of argument, science and storytelling. One of the finest books ever written on the subject of eating animals"
"Shocking, incandescent, brilliant"
– The Times
"Horrifying, eloquent, timely"