On a walk today I finished listening to the audio version of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, “Eating Animals“. I heard that Natalie Portman became a vegan after reading this book, so I wanted to read it too.
I eat meat and I love it.
I also want to hold clearly defined principles, and to live consistently with those principles.
Before “Eating Animals”, I’d never read a book about meat, and I hadn’t really thought about whether I should eat it1. Even after reading the book I don’t think I’ve properly started to consider things, but now I have the information necessary to re-examine my position.
It’s tricky. I think I will most likely stay an enthusiastic meat-eater, but I still have an uneasy feeling that I’m eating meat without having my opinions on the matter in order. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.
I’m going to think about this over the coming weeks.
- Usually stopping after ‘well, it’s natural so… why not?’ [↩]