The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

But if you still eat meat from factories—and, Foer reports, 99 percent of meat eaten in the U.S. is raised and/or processed in factory operations—you have not, by definition, absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood the nightmarish brutality of what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs that dot the American ruralscape, you simply would not eat this meat. Foer makes it clear that factory farming is the exceptional human activity that debases and destroys everything it touches: land, people, communities, and most of all, the innocents at the nexus, animals.
The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals