Category: Animals as Food

What’s wrong with dairy?

What is wrong with consuming dairy products? Nothing, if you are a calf – your mother’s milk is the best food and produced especially for you. But if you are a human, a lot is wrong with buying and consuming animal’s milk. For many years I drank cow’s milk and loved eating dairy cheeses. “Cows need...

What about “humane” meat?

What about “humane” meat? What if an animal lived a good life and then was slaughtered? Those are some of the questions I get asked often. My simple answer is, there is no such thing as “humane” meat; it’s a euphemism, an oxymoron. Humane is “marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals”. How...

“Now I can look at you in peace…”

Food is tasty! It’s the basis of our life, comforting and at the center of our social, cultural and religious events: holidays, weddings, parties. But what do we know about our food and why don’t we know it? For instance, tomatoes. Whether you have grown tomato plants or not, you know that a tomato seed germinates...

I’m not giving thanks

When I first arrived to the U.S. years ago, I did not know much about Thanksgiving. The impression I got from the people around me, and the media, was that the primary focus of the holiday is food, more specifically the turkey. As someone who considers chickens and turkeys as birds, not food, I felt aversion...