The Compassionate Carnivore

The Compassionate Carnivore

For most of her life, Catherine Friend was a carnivore who preferred not to consider where the meat on her plate came from--beef didn't have a face, chicken didn't have a personality, and pork certainly shouldn't have feelings.

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738212647

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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For most of her life, Catherine Friend was a carnivore who preferred not to consider where the meat on her plate came from--beef didn't have a face, chicken didn't have a personality, and pork certainly shouldn't have feelings. But Friend's attitude began to change after she and her partner bought a farm and began raising sheep for meat. Friend's ensuing odyssey through the world of livestock and farming is a journey that offers critical insights--for omnivores and herbivores alike--into how our meat is raised, how we buy it and from whom, and why change is desirable and possible. From a distressing lesson about her favorite Minnesota State Fair food (pork-chop-on-a-stick) to the surprising gratitude that came from eating an animal she'd raised and loved, Friend takes us on a wild and woolly ride through her small farm (with several brief detours into life on factory farms), along the way raising questions such as: What are the differences between factory, conventional, sustainable, and organic farms, and more importantly, why do we need to understand those differences? What do all those labels -- from organic to local to grass fed and pasture raised -- really mean? If you're buying from a small farmer, what are the key questions to ask? How do you find that small farmer, and what's the best way to help her help you? In the same witty and warm style that characterized her memoir Hit by a Farm,Friend uses her perspective as a sustainable farmer and carnivore to consider meat animals' quality of life--while still supporting the choice to eat meat. Regardless of whether you eat meat once a day, once a week, or once a year, your perspective of what goes on your plate--and in your mouth--will never be the same.
Categories: Cooking

Sheepish

Sheepish

What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us -- and the planet -- would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738214092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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What do you do when you love your farm . . . but it doesn't love you? After fifteen years of farming, Catherine Friend is tired. After all, while shepherding is one of the oldest professions, it's not getting any easier. The number of sheep in America has fallen by 90 percent in the last ninety years. But just as Catherine thinks it's time to hang up her shepherd's crook, she discovers that sheep might be too valuable to give up. What ensues is a funny, thoughtful romp through the history of our woolly friends, why small farms are important, and how each one of us -- and the planet -- would benefit from being very sheepish, indeed.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Philosophy of Food

The Philosophy of Food

Catherine Friend, The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat ...

Author: David M. Kaplan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520951976

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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This book explores food from a philosophical perspective, bringing together sixteen leading philosophers to consider the most basic questions about food: What is it exactly? What should we eat? How do we know it is safe? How should food be distributed? What is good food? David M. Kaplan’s erudite and informative introduction grounds the discussion, showing how philosophers since Plato have taken up questions about food, diet, agriculture, and animals. However, until recently, few have considered food a standard subject for serious philosophical debate. Each of the essays in this book brings in-depth analysis to many contemporary debates in food studies—Slow Food, sustainability, food safety, and politics—and addresses such issues as "happy meat," aquaculture, veganism, and table manners. The result is an extraordinary resource that guides readers to think more clearly and responsibly about what we consume and how we provide for ourselves, and illuminates the reasons why we act as we do.
Categories: Cooking

The Animal Rights Debate

The Animal Rights Debate

Catherine Friend, The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat ...

Author: Gary L. Francione

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526692

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Gary L. Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal rights theory. Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection. Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans and argues that because animals are property or economic commodities laws or industry practices requiring "humane" treatment will, as a general matter, fail to provide any meaningful level of protection. Garner favors a version of animal rights that focuses on eliminating animal suffering and adopts a protectionist approach, maintaining that although the traditional animal-welfare ethic is philosophically flawed, it can contribute strategically to the achievement of animal-rights ends. As they spar, Francione and Garner deconstruct the animal protection movement in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and elsewhere, discussing the practices of such organizations as PETA, which joins with McDonald's and other animal users to "improve" the slaughter of animals. They also examine American and European laws and campaigns from both the rights and welfare perspectives, identifying weaknesses and strengths that give shape to future legislation and action.
Categories: Nature

Disability and Animality

Disability and Animality

David Nibert (Santa Barbara, CA and Denver, CO: Praeger Press, 2017), 209–28; Vasile Stanescu, “Crocodile Tears: Compassionate Carnivores and the Marketing ...

Author: Stephanie Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000051605

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The fields of Critical Disability Studies and Critical Animal Studies are growing rapidly, but how do the implications of these endeavours intersect? Disability and Animality: Crip Perspectives in Critical Animal Studies explores some of the ways that the oppression of more-than-human animals and disabled humans are interconnected. Composed of thirteen chapters by an international team of specialists plus a Foreword by Lori Gruen, the book is divided into four themes: Intersections of Ableism and Speciesism Thinking Animality and Disability together in Political and Moral Theory Neurodiversity and Critical Animals Studies Melancholy, Madness, and Misfits. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars, interested in Animal Studies, Disability Studies, Mad Studies, philosophy, and literary analysis. It will also appeal to those interested in the relationships between speciesism, ableism, saneism, and racism in animal agriculture, culture, built environments, and ethics.
Categories: Social Science

Animal Oppression and Capitalism 2 volumes

Animal Oppression and Capitalism  2 volumes

The Compassionate Carnivore, or How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat.

Author: David Nibert

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440850745

Category: Nature

Page: 644

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This important two-volume set unapologetically documents how capitalism results in the oppression of animals ranging from fish and chickens to dogs, elephants, and kangaroos as well as in environmental destruction, vital resource depletion, and climate change. • Explains how abolishing the oppression of animals will bring to an end the suffering of billions of sentient creatures throughout the world, greatly improve human health, and help turn back the rapid advance of climate change • Connects the daily processes of capitalism to tremendous levels of pain, misery, and fear experienced by animals as well as humans • Documents the ways in which many animals are biologically engineered for profitable exploitation
Categories: Nature

Food Lit

Food Lit

Catherine Friend also explores the concept of humanely raised meat in The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDondald's Farm ...

Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598847062

Category: Cooking

Page: 350

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An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.
Categories: Cooking

Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism

Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism

Professor of Communication Vasile Stănescu criticizes the “compassionate carnivore” movement, pointing out that even “humane” meat causes unnecessary harm ...

Author: Michael Huemer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429638008

Category: Philosophy

Page: 118

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After lives filled with deep suffering, 74 billion animals are slaughtered worldwide every year on factory farms. Is it wrong to buy the products of this industry? In this book, two college students – a meat-eater and an ethical vegetarian – discuss this question in a series of dialogues conducted over four days. The issues they cover include: how intelligence affects the badness of pain, whether consumers are responsible for the practices of an industry, how individual choices affect an industry, whether farm animals are better off living on factory farms than not existing at all, whether meat-eating is natural, whether morality protects those who cannot understand morality, whether morality protects those who are not members of society, whether humans alone possess souls, whether different creatures have different degrees of consciousness, why extreme animal welfare positions "sound crazy," and the role of empathy in moral judgment. The two students go on to discuss the vegan life, why people who accept the arguments in favor of veganism often fail to change their behavior, and how vegans should interact with non-vegans. A foreword, by Peter Singer, introduces and provides context for the dialogues, and a final annotated bibliography offers a list of sources related to the discussion. It offers abstracts of the most important books and articles related to the ethics of vegetarianism and veganism. Key Features: Thoroughly reviews the common arguments on both sides of the debate. Dialogue format provides the most engaging way of introducing the issues. Written in clear, conversational prose for a popular audience. Offers new insights into the psychology of our dietary choices and our responsibility for influencing others.
Categories: Philosophy

The Compassionate Hunter s Guidebook

The Compassionate Hunter s Guidebook

Praise for The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook The Compassionate Hunter's ... —Tovar Cerulli, author, The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian's Hunt for ...

Author: Miles Olson

Publisher: New Society Publisher

ISBN: 9781550925531

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 193

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“This book reminds us that hunting provides sustenance for both body and soul, and that mindful eating requires both respect and gratitude.”—Tovar Cerulli, author of The Mindful Carnivore Wild meat, hunted in a responsible way, is one of the most healthful, sustainable foods possible. Depending on how it is done, hunting can be as local, intimate and humane as it gets. And aside from this, it demands the hunter enter a world of awareness, wildness, life and death that as a culture we have lost connection to. The Compassionate Hunter’s Guidebook is for those who come to the act of hunting with pure intentions, motivated by a desire for healthy food that comes directly from the land where they live. This practical manual suggests that hunting is not a “sport” and the animals whose lives are taken are not “game.” It combines a deep, philosophical exploration of the ethics of killing with detailed instructions on every step of the process including: Understanding your prey Tools, techniques and preparation The act of the hunt From forest to table—processing, preserving and preparing your kill. A unique and comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide to the complexity, ethics and spirit of the hunt, The Compassionate Hunter is a must-read for beginning and experienced hunters alike. It will appeal to anyone who wishes to delve more deeply into the complex, humbling and ultimately profound reality of our relationship with the food that nourishes us. “Arguably the food that most closely approximates our nutritional needs, wild game assumes a sacred and satiating beauty in The Compassionate Hunter.”—Joel Salatin, farmer and author of Pastured Poultry Profits
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Animaladies

Animaladies

Friend, C. (2008), The Compassionate Carnivore, or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat, ...

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501342165

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Do depictions of crazy cat ladies obscure more sinister structural violence against animals hoarded in factory farms? Highlighting the frequent pathologization of animal lovers and animal rights activists, this book examines how the “madness” of our relationships with animals intersects with the “madness” of taking animals seriously. The essays collected in this volume argue that “animaladies” are expressive of political and psychological discontent, and the characterization of animal advocacy as mad or “crazy” distracts attention from broader social unease regarding human exploitation of animal life. While allusions to madness are both subtle and overt, they are also very often gendered, thought to be overly sentimental with an added sense that emotions are being directed at the wrong species. Animaladies are obstacles for the political uptake of interest in animal issues-as the intersections between this volume and established feminist scholarship show, the fear of being labeled unreasonable or mad still has political currency.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Face on Your Plate The Truth About Food

The Face on Your Plate  The Truth About Food

The Compassionate Carnivore. New York: Perseus, 2008. Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393073508

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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“It’s a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it.”—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork and urges readers to consciously make decisions about food.
Categories: Philosophy

Messy Eating

Messy Eating

Friend, The Compassionate Carnivore. 15. Stanescu, “Why 'Loving' Animals Is Not Enough,” 103. 16. Catherine Friend, Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop ...

Author: Samantha King

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823283668

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on human–animal relationships have infrequently converged. Representing an initial step toward bridging this divide, Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent and emerging scholars about the connections between their academic work and their approach to consuming animals as food. The collection explores how authors working across a range of perspectives—postcolonial, Indigenous, black, queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthumanist, and multispecies—weave their theoretical and political orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion. Each chapter introduces a scholar for whom the tangled, contradictory character of human–animal relations raises difficult questions about what they eat. Representing a departure from canonical animal rights literature, most authors featured in the collection do not make their food politics or identities explicit in their published work. While some interviewees practice vegetarianism or veganism, and almost all decry the role of industrialized animal agriculture in the environmental crisis, the contributors tend to reject a priori ethical codes and politics grounded in purity, surety, or simplicity. Remarkably free of proscriptions, but attentive to the Eurocentric tendencies of posthumanist animal studies, Messy Eating reveals how dietary habits are unpredictable and dynamic, shaped but not determined by life histories, educational trajectories, disciplinary homes, activist experiences, and intimate relationships. These accessible and engaging conversations offer rare and often surprising insights into pressing social issues through a focus on the mundane—and messy— interactions that constitute the professional, the political, and the personal. Contributors: Neel Ahuja, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Matthew Calarco, Lauren Corman, Naisargi Dave, Maneesha Deckha, María Elena García, Sharon Holland, Kelly Struthers Montford, H. Peter Steeves, Kim TallBear, Sunaura Taylor, Harlan Weaver, Kari Weil, Cary Wolfe
Categories: Social Science

The Crown of Valencia

The Crown of Valencia

By the Author The Spanish Pearl (Bold Strokes) The Crown of Valencia (Bold Strokes) A Pirate's Heart (Bold Strokes) The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, ...

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781602823808

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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It's tempting to describe the action in The Crown of Valencia, but then we'd reveal spoilers from The Spanish Pearl. Just know that once again, Kate Vincent finds herself in a mess, both romantically and time travel-wise. Romance, betrayal, intrigue, disobedient children,and religious fanaticism pack this tense conclusion to the epic adventure begun in The Spanish Pearl.
Categories: Fiction

The Future of Meat Without Animals

The Future of Meat Without Animals

The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old MacDonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat.

Author: Brianne Donaldson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783489077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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This volume provides historical, material, aesthetic, and philosophical explorations of plant-based and in vitro food products, including multi-disciplinary approaches from industry, academia, and food advocates.
Categories: Philosophy

A Pirate s Heart

A Pirate s Heart

By the Author The Spanish Pearl (Bold Strokes) The Crown of Valencia (Bold Strokes) A Pirate's Heart (Bold Strokes) The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, ...

Author: Catherine Friend

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 9781602823815

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Four women, a long-lost treasure, and more than one thief of hearts share a destiny beyond time. To foil a map thief, librarian Emma Boyd searches for a pirate's long-lost treasure map. She's aided in her search by investigator Randi Marx, who proves to be as frustrating as she is beautiful. The treasure map Emma and Randi seek belonged to Thomasina Farris, a pirate who disappeared from the Caribbean in 1715. Did Captain Tommy steal an entire treasure from a Spanish galleon and escape? Was she convicted of piracy and hanged by her neck? Did she die of a broken heart when she lost the woman she loved? In her race to find the map, Emma learns that pirates not only steal treasure, but they also steal hearts. When Emma discovers Captain Tommy's fate, she must decide her own as well, choosing between romance...or revenge.
Categories: Fiction

I Killed a Penguin

I Killed a Penguin

2008 Friend, Catherine: "The Compassionate Carnivore." Da Capo Press 2008 Jacobsen, Rowan: "Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the coming ...

Author: Fritzie von Jessen

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781456074050

Category: Nature

Page: 284

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Growing up in Denmark, Fritzie von Jessen came to the U.S. in the early 1960s?at the time of the “green revolution.” In her book I Killed a Penguin, she poignantly compares how we were just 50 years ago, to the developments that have led to present-day threats of global warming and climate change. She suggests ways each individual can assume personal responsibility without changing our comfortable lifestyle?small changes that lead to significant impact on our environment. Showing the importance of nature for our physical, financial, and emotional health, I Killed a Penguin, is a serious book with an important message, written in an easy-to-read, lighthearted style.
Categories: Nature

After Evil

After Evil

... know (“in that special sense”)?102 ἀ e compassionate carnivore, who disregards the abbatoir while continuing to eat meat is, for Coetzee's protagonist, ...

Author: Robert Meister

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231150361

Category: Philosophy

Page: 608

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Mainstream human rights discourse speaks of such evils as the Holocaust, slavery, or apartheid in ways that put them solidly in the past. Its elaborate techniques of "transitional" justice encourage future generations to move forward, but the false assumption of closure enables those who are guilty to elude responsibility. This approach to history, common to late-twentieth-century humanitarianism, doesn't presuppose that evil ends only when justice begins. Rather, it assumes that a time before justice is the moment to put evil in the past. Merging examples from literature and history, Robert Meister confronts the problem of closure and the resolution of historical injustice. He boldly challenges the empty moral logic of "never again" or the theoretical reduction of evil to a cycle of violence and counterviolence that is broken once evil is remembered for what it was. Meister calls out such methods for their deferral of justice and susceptibility to exploitation. Specifically, he spells out the moral logic "never again" in relation to Auschwitz and its evolution into a twenty-first-century doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect.
Categories: Philosophy

Likely Stories II

Likely Stories II

Think of me now as a compassionate carnivore.” The leopard pressed this assurance on every creature it encountered, judging the effect it had by whether the ...

Author: Geoffrey Grosshans

Publisher: The Stuffed Fabulist

ISBN: 9780975891728

Category:

Page: 112

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This collection contains original fables and parables on psychological, social, political, spiritual, and philosophical themes. The morals of individual tales are left to the reader to decide.
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Animal Rights

Animal Rights

The Compassionate Carnivore: Or, How to Keep Animals Happy, Save Old Macdonald's Farm, Reduce Your Hoofprint, and Still Eat Meat.

Author: Marna A. Owen

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761340829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Provides information about animal rights, examines the current controversy, and includes opinions and perspectives for both sides of the debate.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Carnivore Chic

Carnivore Chic

Bourette goes behind the scenes at a cattle farm, a butcher shop, and restaurants on a quest for ethical meat. Carnivore Chic celebrates meat and explores what it means to be a compassionate and ethical carnivore.

Author: Susan Bourette

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

ISBN: 014305094X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 217

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Haunted by the experience of going undercover at a meat-packing plant, journalist Susan Bourette swore off meat forever--but lasted five weeks and thirty-seven hours. Bourette goes behind the scenes at a cattle farm, a butcher shop, and restaurants on a quest for ethical meat. "Carnivore Chic" celebrates meat and explores what it means to be a compassionate and ethical carnivore.
Categories: Technology & Engineering