i'm just coming out of 48 hours of suffering from food poisoning- i think from eating bad chicken. -it's the only thing i ate that no one else in my family ate- AND i'm reading this book (the irony of this is not lost on me):
from the book:
Just how destructive does a culinary practice have to be before we decide to eat something else? If contributing to the suffering of billions of animals that live miserable lives and (quite often) die in horrific ways isn't motivating, what would be?... And if you are tempted to put off these questions of conscience to say not now, then when?
here's a good review that gives you a sense of the book.
it's an amazing book that has opened my eyes. it will change my eating habits but i'm not sure yet how that will play out in the family realm.
PS- have you seen The Cove? it's a documentary about dolphin capture/hunting in Japan. It has similarly and shockingly opened my eyes to another animal abuse issue. i recommend it if you haven't seen it.