Jonathan Safran Foer was the guest of honor at this year’s Farm Sanctuary Celebration for Turkeys.
Jonathan read some parts from his latest book, Eating Animals, and took the time to talk to green gossip website Ecorazzi.
Here are a few thoughts Jonathan gave to Ecorazzi:
On Farm Sanctuary:
Farm Sanctuary was the first place I went when I did my research for this book. I had a really wonderful day. In many ways it established a tone for the rest of my research, which was that these issues all depend on how you tell them—how you present them. It’s not the case that the world needs new values, it just needs a new story—a story that more accurately reflects what’s going on in the world and more directly connects it to who we already are, not who we want to be, just who we already are.
On what famous person he’d like to see go veg this Thanksgiving:
I don’t know if I think of it in quite those terms. Like I was saying, there’s something that seems dichotomist about that—turkey or no turkey. Look, someone like Glenn Beck could not have a turkey and that’s fine, but what I would so strongly prefer is that he had a week-long series about animal agriculture in America. I have no interest in prying a turkey from his hands. Frankly, he could do so much more good in the world then his individual choice.
Read the entire interview with Jonathan at Ecorazzi.com.
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