Project Animal Farm

Project Animal Farm

by Sonia Faruqi


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Sonia Faruqi had an Ivy League degree and a job on Wall Street. But when the banking industry collapsed, she found herself on a small organic dairy farm that would change her life for the better, although it didn't seem that way in the beginning.First, she had to come to grips with cows shocked into place, cannibal chickens, and "free range" turkeys that went nowhere. But there were bright lights as well: happy, frolicking calves on a veal farm, and farmers who cared as much about the animals as their pocketbooks. What started as a two-week volunteer vacation turned into a journey that reached into the darkest recesses of the animal agriculture industry.Surrounded by a colorful cast of characters, Faruqi's quest to discover the truth about modern agribusiness took her around the world. Lively, edgy, and balanced, Project Animal Farm sheds light on the international agribusiness, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of farm animals here at home. Using her finance background to forecast the future of agriculture, Faruqi discusses the changes we need to make—using our forks and our votes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681772158
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Sonia Faruqi graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College. After working as an M&A analyst on Wall Street, she relinquished money, family, community, even safety for Project Animal Farm, and has since devoted herself to improving animal welfare and reforming our current system of food production. She lives in Ontario, Canada, and is a frequent speaker on animal agriculture throughout North America.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Start of a Journey 1

A materialistic investment banker

Part 1 5

1 Organic Dairy Cows 7

Tethered, trained buttercups

2 Egg Agony 30

Cannibalism among crimson combs

3 Porkmaking By Machinery 58

Foam and Fire

4 Trilling Turkeys 81

The free-range fraud

5 Crank Chicken 95

The end of the beginning

6 Animal Heaven 118

Quality with a conscience

7 Red, White, and Bob Veal 140

Continement agriculture

8 Slaughter Horror 159

Unrelieved and needless suffering

Part 2 193

9 The Wondrous Islands of Indonesia 195

Cock-fighting and strawberry-picking

10 Fast Food Nation Malaysia 222

A nice big AC house for chickens

11 Lion City Singapore 249

Crispy pork belly

12 The Monsters of Mexico 256

A conversation with a veterinarian

13 Barefoot in Beautiful Belize 266

Living with Mennonite missionaries

14 Ag-Gag America 283

Glittering green mountains

15 American Mountain Meadow 309

The battle between pastoral and industrial

Conclusion: The Future is Already Here 327

A single garment of destiny

Epilogue: The End of Exploring 343

The apple of truth

Notes 353

Acknowledgments 355

Sources 357

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