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Publisher's Summary

Bruce Friedrich, director of vegan outreach for PETA, argues that a vegetarian diet is the only diet that takes seriously the health and environmental implications of animal agriculture. He also discusses the impact of factory farming and slaughterhouse consolidation on worker safety, Third World poverty, and animal welfare.
© PETA Foundation
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By Brenda on 09-27-12

Whoa -- too much information for a beginner!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is for those who really WANT to know the behind-the-scenes graphic details of what happens to their food (especially meat -- how it's killed, etc) before it gets to you. I was wanting more useful information -- the ABC's of vegetarianism, not the "why's" of veganism. Very disappointed -- and W-A-A-A-Y creeped out.<br/><br/>

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By Ylesia on 06-23-12

Totally misleading title

What disappointed you about Vegetarianism in a Nutshell?

The fact that the title is totally misleading and does not reflect the content of the book. I was expecting general information about vegetarianism, a little history, for example, reasons why people decide to become vegetarians, various dietary and social aspects, eating in restaurants, food choices when travelling... various aspects related to vegetarianism, in short. I'm a vegetarian and I would have liked to hear other people's views on the topic. What I got instead was a sermon against vegetarianism and for veganism.

What was most disappointing about Bruce Friedrich???s story?

I heard the same thing over and over again. Every few sentences, I was told the vegan diet is the only reasonable one to choose.

Any additional comments?

If you want to convert people to veganism and militate for that, that's just fine, those arguments are interesting to listen to, but please be honest and open about it, just put it in the title. How can you persuade people if you start by creating false expectations, by sort of lying to them?

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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