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yawnmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 01:20 PM
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102. Oh I read it. The entire piece. Even so, I still like bacon...
A few questions.
"But if you still eat meat from factories -- and, Foer reports, 99 percent of meat eaten in the U.S. is raised and/or processed in factory operations -- you have not, by definition, absorbed the reality of factory farms"
What does he mean by "by definition"? He assumes that if one absorbs the reality they will won't eat factory meat? an assumption or projection is not a "definition".

"So to grasp factory farming fully is to reject it unconditionally."
Again, he is projecting his own views. Some people don't care and care more about the cheap meat availability.

"The reader is left with a moral dilemma: should I stop eating factory meat and seek out responsibly-raised beef, poultry and pork (exemplars of such farming are the stars of Foer's book), or should I simply stop eating meat altogether."

There is a third option, to keep eating factory meat because the reader does not have a moral dilemma. Again the writer is pushing his moral ruler. Some will not care. Probably many.

And I still love (if I said like earlier, I mean love) bacon.

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