Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer is coming to Washington University this
Thursday evening to chat with students and anyone else who cares
about his personal journey from occasional meat-eater to dedicated
That journey took him through the unholy abattoirs of the modern factory farming system, where chickens live wing to wing, shitting on each other and pecking themselves to death in tiny miserable cages; turkeys are bred to be so disfigured they can't even mate; and a whole ocean's worth of dead fish are thrown back in the waters to rot, just to net a pound of shrimp.
The book makes a pretty damn clear case that modern factory farming isn't just unsustainable, it's immoral.
Foer took some time to chat with Gut Check
in advance of his appearance. Go read the interview
-- unless you're having a dead animal for lunch.