Gothamist Interviews Jonathan Safran Foer

November 17, 2009

The Gothamist just published an interview with Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals. Good stuff and I like his answer to how people have responded to the book:

It’s a difficult conversation to have and I could come off as an asshole, and I did come off as an asshole to a bunch of people, and that’s ok, that’s fine. But I’m surprised nobody has said “this is wrong.” Nobody has said this stuff doesn’t matter, this argument is wrong, or here’s another way of looking at it. The argument against factory farming, and I don’t mean the argument that I make, I mean the arguments that are out there, are so comprehensive, so compelling, that I know people reach different conclusions as to what to do in their own lives, but in terms of just the facts of the matter, it’s so straightforward.

I felt the same way after writing Meat Market: a real surprise that nobody took issue with the basic facts laid out in my book. Link.

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