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I loved this book as it given a lot of insight to the process in which meat is brought to the supermarket. It explains the interaction between the emotional ties to labor and the detachment of raising and slaughtering live stock. There is a sensuous explanation of the market and the background to how the theater of selling livestock and the attitudes arises. I live in the USA and the sociological parallels to hobby. farmers in the USA and the UK are striking. I can now better understand Hobby farmers and the decisions that they make regarding killing livestock and caring for animals that would have otherwise die do to serious birth defects. This book is great for anyone who wants to be a hobby farmer or a big cattle producer because it helps people to identify with their respected community.
The narrator made this book hard to concentrate on; boring and flat. The content is interesting except the author repeats themes and actual entire sentences too often and the scope of the subject is small considering the mass of the subject. I felt less like this was a sociological study and more like an opinion piece. It has good information about the state of animal welfare in small farms but too small of a scope to come to any conclusion