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Who Is Jonathan Safran Foer?
Jonathan Safran Foer (born February 21, 1977) is an American novelist also known for his best-selling work of nonfiction, Eating Animals.
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The Best Jonathan Safran Foer Books of All Time
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Best Jonathan Safran Foer Quotes
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"While it is always possible to wake a person who's sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"Not responding is a response - we are equally responsible for what we don't do."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"Just how destructive does a culinary preference 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? If being the number one contributor to the most serious threat facing the planet (global warming) isn't enough, what is? And if you are tempted to put off these questions of conscience, to say not now, then when?"- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"Perhaps in the back of our minds we already understand, without all the science I've discussed, that something terribly wrong is happening. Our sustenance now comes from misery. We know that if someone offers to show us a film on how our meat is produced, it will be a horror film. We perhaps know more than we care to admit, keeping it down in the dark places of our memory-- disavowed. When we eat factory-farmed meat we live, literally, on tortured flesh. Increasingly, that tortured flesh is becoming our own."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"I can't count the times that upon telling someone I am vegetarian, he or she responded by pointing out an inconsistency in my lifestyle or trying to find a flaw in an argument I never made. (I have often felt that my vegetarianism matters more to such people than it does to me.)"- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"If nothing matters, there's nothing to save."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"We can't plead ignorance, only indifference. Those alive today are the generations that came to know better. We have the burden and the opportunity of living in the moment when the critique of factory farming broke into the popular consciousness. We are the ones of whom it will be fairly asked, What did you do when you learned the truth about eating animals?"- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"Whether we change our lives or do nothing, we have responded. To do nothing is to do something."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"It shouldn't be the consumer's responsibility to figure out what's cruel and what's kind, what's environmentally destructive and what's sustainable. Cruel and destructive food products should be illegal. We don't need the option of buying children's toys made with lead paint, or aerosols with chlorofluorocarbons, or medicines with unlabeled side effects. And we don't need the option of buying factory-farmed animals."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
"Vegetarians and vegans (including athletes) 'meet and exceed requirements' for protein. And, to render the whole we-should-worry-about-getting-enough-protein-and-therefore-eat-meat idea even more useless, other data suggests that excess animal protein intake is linked with osteoporosis, kidney disease, calcium stones in the urinary tract, and some cancers. Despite some persistent confusion, it is clear that vegetarians and vegans tend to have more optimal protein consumption than omnivores."- Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals
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