I love to eat meat. But having been raised on a farm, I’m acutely aware that we are feasting on fellow mammals.
If you feel as I do, you probably won’t want to read this. There is a new book entitled Personalities on the Plate: The Lives & Minds of Animals We Eat by Barbara J. King. King is a professor emerita of anthropology at the College of William and Mary who is fascinated by animals. In fact, one of her earlier books deals with how animals grieve. In this latest work, she discusses research about animal behavior and cognition and then leaves it to us to decide how to handle the ramifications.
This is another book I haven’t read (and since I like meat, probably never will). But if you really care about animals, this is a good one to check out.
Excerpts are available to read at http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/03/16/520364913/a-look-at-the-personalities-on-our-plates.