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November 04, 2016 - Psychology Today

Farm to Fable: Examining the Culture of Animal Consumption

Farm to Fable: Examining the Culture of Animal Consumption

Despite the availability of numerous non-animal meal plans, the vast majority of people continue to eat other animals and animal products. In his new book called Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture, Robert Grillo, founder of the organization Free From Harm, examines the animal consuming culture and what can be done to change people's eating habits in the future.

The book's description reads as follows:

Why do so many of us continue to consume animals when we could choose otherwise? What are the cultural forces that drive our food choices? These are the fundamental questions Farm to Fable seeks to answer in two ways: by asserting that our beliefs about eating animals remain largely unexamined and therefore unchallenged, and by demonstrating how the fictions of popular culture continually reinforce these beliefs and behaviors. Farm to Fable deconstructs these fictions for those who truly want to know not only where our food comes from, but also why we make the choices that we do. For seasoned animal advocates as well, this book will provide important insights.

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