"Recognize meat for what it really is: the antibiotic- and
pesticide-laden corpse of a tortured animal."
"When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to
feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
"I used to keep rescued chickens. I called them 'my girls.' They had
as much personality as any dog and a whole lot more than some people
I've known. They played ball with chick-peas and bits of melon, fought
over the best perch to nap on, gossiped behind the shed, and loved to
sit peacefully on my lap and get all gussied up for the rooster. They
had their own language and used it to announce the arrival of my old
dog, whom two of them adored, and often sat on top of. Today, each
American is estimated to eat about 31 of my girls every year, despite
the availability of soy 'chicken' that tastes pretty much like the real
dead bird but comes without the cholesterol or the cruelty."
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