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WWW Wednesdays - November 19th

Originally featured at Should Be Reading… WWW WEDNESDAYS is all about answering the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?

I’ve started Innocence… 197 more words

Book Memes

On eating (or not eating) animals

I don’t love the word ‘vegetarian’. It comes with affiliations, implies rules and inspires archetypal questions. If someone directly asks me ‘Are you a vegetarian?’ I answer yes – largely to avoid getting into a discussion of ethical standings. 514 more words

Eating Animals

Is delusional thinking driving us once again to war in the Middle East? And reading Eating Animals.

I used to think that mass delusions were historically rare and unlikely to recur, but I’m coming to think they’re common and unlikely to ever cease. 672 more words

Public Policy

Rebirth! Antiguan Vegan in Kenya!

Antiguan Vegan is dedicated to serving those desiring an authentic Caribbean taste while transitioning to a plant-based vegan lifestyle. You can be a vegan for a day, a week or a year or more if you want, but to get the best out of this major change, plant based eating habits is a lifestyle. 1,127 more words

Antiguan Vegan Starter Kit

When the Piggie Becomes the Big Bad Wolf

“Pop the Pig Game,” illustration from Toys-R-Us website

Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, is a moving chronicle detailing how fatherhood inspired him to investigate the American food system first-hand before deciding what nutritional choices to embrace for his firstborn. 1,133 more words

Animal Suffering

Today I broke Wikipedia

I have always been skeptical of Wikipedia. In high school, I tried to “prank” my best friend by adding to the Cabbage Patch Kids… 407 more words

Our Most Fundamental Act Of Consumption

From Jonathan Safran-Foer’s Eating Animals (2010):

A good number of people seem to be tempted to continue supporting factory farms while also buying meat outside that system when it is available.

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Subverting Empire