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Posted February 20, 2005
You Need To Read This Book
I also swore off meat- and dairy- after reading this book. Most of the book focuses on the health problems associated with eating meat, for which decades of evidence have been amassed, but largely unpublicized. (That is now beginning to change... see the American Dietetic Association's website for their 2003 position paper on vegetarian diets, which backs up most of the health claims made by Cox.) However, the relatively short sections chronicling the true horrors of the factory farm and the slaughterhouse, complete with eyewitness accounts, are emotionally devastating for anyone who cares even a tiny bit about animal welfare. I wish Cox had included a section documenting the third evil of the modern meat industry- the huge toll it takes on the environment. That issue is not covered except in passing. The book includes a guide for going 'veg' and some vegetarian recipes, but they didn't exactly turn me on. Cox treats a serious subject with humor and wit, and makes the research data easy to understand. He only occasionally comes across as a zealot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 18, 2003
Made me a vegetarian!
I have to admit I was skeptical about this book. However, the evidence presented here is so convincing, I lost my faith in meat. I still yearn for bacon and a good steak. However, between the issues of health and morality that Cox presented, I will continue to refrain form meat. Warning! If you read this, you might become a vegetarian.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2011
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