Safran Foer Interview & Giveaway

How come we tell children bedtime stories about animals and buy them plush animals yet at the same time many people feed their children meat from animals who have suffered in factory farms?

shadow

PUBLISHED ON: 11 March 2011

How can it be that we as a nation oppose animal cruelty but at the same time many individual consumers play a critical role in continuing the cruellest industry that has ever existed? These are some of the questions recently discussed in Voice America's radio show Uncovering The Real Costs of Factory Farming with world-famous author of the book Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer and Animals Australia's Creative Director, Karen Nilsen.

Listen here to Uncovering The Real Costs of Factory Farming (approx 1 hour)

Uncovering The Real Costs of Factory Farming discusses the costs of factory farming that are not visible at the supermarket checkout. The drive to produce ever more meat ever cheaper inevitably has a high price somewhere else in the chain. Billions of animals around the world are suffering in intense confinement and are manipulated and mutilated to fit in an industrialised system; environmental destruction is enormous and humans suffer from diet-related diseases as never before.

Though it would be easy to dwell on doom, the show explores how this most severe example of man's inhumanity to other sentient animals can be stopped by individual consumer choices. "The people who walk into our supermarkets are the end customers of factory farming.", says Karen Nilsen. And it is these customers that are now increasingly deciding not to put factory farmed eggs, pig and chicken products in their shopping trolleys.

Eating Animals

Whilst Animals Australia's national public awareness campaigns continue to fuel this trend, we're fortunate to have such a high profile and influential author, Jonathan Safran Foer, supporting the animals' cause as well. Jonathan's book Eating Animals explores the realities behind the meat industry in great detail and is an eye-opening, inspiring read for anybody who wants to know the truth about the real cost of factory farming.

Eating Animals can be purchased through our online shop, but we're also giving a copy of the book away! Simply tell us below in 20 words what you're planning to do this year to help stop factory farming to enter the draw to win a copy of Eating Animals.

Voice America is a leading online radio company with 2.5 million listeners and their show Social Myth Busting is hosted by empowerment psychologist Clare Mann.

Too late! This contest has expired. But wait—there's more!
Check out what's new for the latest features and competitions.

shadow

Love animals? Subscribe and help end animal abuse:
I've read and accept the privacy policy
Like Animals Australia On Facebook
UP NEXT...
Despite the nightly news doing its best to depress, from Australia to Brazil, China to Norway, there is one trait that unites humankind all over the world — kindness. Read on to discover some of the best animal... Watch the viral video » »

In a glorious tribute to the power of compassion, the Gadhimai slaughter festival will now be a "momentous celebration of life." Celebrate the great news » »

One of the world's foremost spiritual leaders has used his influence to speak out in defence of all those who share this planet. Read more » »

The repercussions of our investigations into the greyhound racing industry have been game-changing. Here's how you helped make a difference. Read the latest » »

For the first time, an Australian organisation has been selected as a “standout charity” by U.S.-based Animal Charity Evaluators! Animals Australia has been awarded this evaluation in recognition of our efforts... Read more » »

Lyn White, Campaign Director at Animals Australia, spoke to audiences across the country — and asked one simple question: 'Does history have to repeat itself or is it possible to have a kinder, more peace... Watch now » »

Explosive evidence of 'live baiting' cruelty has rocked the Australian greyhound industry. View via iView or the Four Corners website. Get the details & tune in »

No chickens were harmed in the making of this video. Or this meal. Read more » »

You already know cage eggs are cruel, but you'll never hear the cage egg industry admit it. So what else might they be cagey about? These five facts may ruffle some feathers. Discover the truth » »

In response to the exposure of hidden abuse of greyhounds sent to SE Asia, the flying Kangaroo has vowed to not support this cruel export trade. Read the good news » »

Make a difference for animals...

www.animalsaustralia.org