The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat

The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat

by Catherine Friend

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Overview


Catherine Friend tackles the carnivore's dilemma, exploring the contradictions, nuances, questions, and bewildering choices facing today's more conscious meat-eaters. The Compassionate Carnivore is “perfect for people who would like to eat meat but have moral, ethical, or health concerns about doing so” (Marion Nestle, What to Eat). Based on her own personal struggle, Friend's original, witty take on the meat and livestock debates shows consumers how they can be healthy and humane carnivores, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738213095
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/27/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Catherine Friend is the author of Hit by a Farm, as well as six children's books and two novels. She farms in Minnesota with her partner of twenty-five years.

www.catherinefriend.com

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Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old Macdonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
etznab on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good mid-point book for folks who want to make changes to their diet, but aren't willing to become vegetarians. I'm not morally opposed to eating meat - but I do think that animals should live in decent conditions before their slaughter. The author calls this happy meat.
hapakine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Catherine Friend's homey, familiar writing style, especially in an information-packed subject area such as sustainable farming and eating¿it sings.
Liisa2 More than 1 year ago
This is a funny fantastic book- great for anyone- farmer or city dweller. It explores the issues of living your partner's dream and getting older. It is a quick fun read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a girl who grew up helping out on my Grandparent's farm and I have watched it be passed onto my aunt and uncle, I felt this was disappointing. This book would be better for people who have no idea what farming is. If you know anything about farming, you will be bored out of your mind. I also did not like hearing about the author's farm over and over again. I felt she repeated herself over and over again. I also was surprised that the lesbian author compared statistics of lesbian and gay couples to the amount of animals slated for slaughter every year. I felt that was uncalled for. I would not read this again nor would I recommend anyone else to read it. I will agree that it was comprehensive, but it was really boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you must eat meat, then you must read this higly compassionate work by author who brought you 'Hit by a Farm'. Even though my Wife and I are Veggies,I support people like Catherine Friend who in a world of meat eaters tries to make it a little bit more respectful. Thank you Catherine.