Our lust for cheap animal protein and the intensification of factory farming make the torture and degradation of living creatures an integral part of our diet. To keep on enjoying those hamburgers and chicken wings, we lie to ourselves about what is happening in our names. Even as we claim the superiority of the human to the animal, we enjoy the prerogatives of the supreme predator and remain willfully blind to their consequences. What does being human mean under these circumstances?
Jonathan Safran Foer is an author best known for his novels 'Everything Is Illuminated' and 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' and his latest nonfiction work, 'Eating Animals.'
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