“Oh, how I wish this information would be taught at schools, even starting with kindergartens. The fact is, waiting or pushing for a change from the top is very difficult, also having in mind the amount of money and high politics involved in conventional agriculture and industrial animal farming. There is still too much demand for meat, with emerging and fast-developing economies pushing the numbers even further. But the change can gradually come from the bottom, the grassroots. And people like you, any many others in this community, give me hope that it is possible. We just need to grow bigger and stronger.”
~ Monika Zollerova
One of the comments to a new article I wrote for Elephant Journal. Thank you Monika!
Ten years ago “Eating Animals” was published, a book by Jewish American writer Jonathan Safran Foer. This important book, a fine mix of arguments, science, and storytelling, helps you understand “big agriculture” and what it means if we sustain this model. Animal cruelty is one thing, but there’s so much more to tell and this book will open your eyes.
I wrote a piece about this uncomfortable subject after I read the book. This is always a topic very close to my heart. I hope you will click on the link and read it. And if you might feel inspired, comment below the article and share it with friends, family and colleagues.
This stunning illustration has been created especially for this article by my friend Vanessa. You can see more of her amazing art here .
Thank you 💚