Thinking about animals

Mark Bittman has been prodding us to think about where our food comes from—and the animals involved in that supply chain—for some time. In his latest essay in The New York Times, he looks at how animals are treated throughout our society—and how context speaks volumes.

“In short, if I keep a pig as a pet, I can’t kick it. If I keep a pig I intend to sell for food, I can pretty much torture it.”

2 Responses to “Thinking about animals”

  1. Shannahon 17 Mar 2011 at 10:16 am

    Precisely!!! This is why I am vegetarian. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Imperatrixon 17 Mar 2011 at 10:27 am

    I read that piece last night, and really liked it (of course, I was most shocked that there are 18 people in Brooklyn whose job is to ARREST people who kill hamsters, wtf). I was sad when Bittman stopped his Minimalist articles, but if this is where he’s focusing his energies, I’m OK with it!