"Every factory-farmed animal is, as a practice, treated in ways that would be illegal if it were a dog or a cat. Turkeys have been so genetically modified they are incapable of natural reproduction. To acknowledge that these things matter is not sentimental. It is a confrontation with the facts about animals and ourselves. We know these things matter."
-Jonathan Safran Foer, from this piece that ran in the New York Times Magazine, adapted from Foer's upcoming book Eating Animals, which I'm very much looking forward to.
I'll be posting a few more nuggets from that piece and once I read the book I'll probably be posting more from that. It's so refreshing to see a literary-type writer tackle animal issues. Makes for a lot of well-written insight.