Reviewed by Dr. Robert Rose for Readers' Favorite
On my radio show I’ve heard stories from victims of every type of abuse and their heroic attempts to recover and live safe, sane lives. Now, Dr. O powerfully defends equal rights to prevent animal abuses. His book has made me visualize the horrific lives these animals live. Is even being alive in these conditions considered living?
His statistics and research about how the raising of farm animals (fish farms included) necessitates using much of the arable land in the world causing deserts, destroying the rain forests, worldwide hunger, loss of biodiversity, and the destruction of the oceans - one ecosystem after the other.
It uses an enormous amount of water to raise one cow for slaughter. That water and land could be used to raise crops that could feed many times the people that raising that cow does. And already throughout the world water is becoming critical and water wars will be a result in the near future. He explains how all our meat animals excrete into the atmosphere carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide that are more polluting than even our factories and cars.
Still, his last chapter that drums away at the morally and ethically indefensible brutality of animals that feel and think much more than we care to admit makes me determined to change my eating habits. This is excellent, life altering book that everyone should take the time to read, learn and practice.