Monday, June 2, 2014

Book Review - FARM SANCTUARY by Gene Baur

Title: Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

Author: Gene Baur

Publisher: Touchstone, A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.: 2008


This book is about truth.  It is a very educated and factual look at current agribusiness practices; factory farming, the processing and marketing of farmed animals and the laws pertaining to it.  And during these discussions, you get to know a few of the animals that were rescued and mourn some that weren't.

You learn about where your food really could be coming from and this book makes you want to find out more about where it actually does.  Farm Sanctuary will help you to make a move towards eating more fruit and vegetables (if not entirely) or at the very least, to buy your meat, eggs and dairy from reputable farms that allow their animals to 'do what animals are supposed to do' (graze, peck, run, play and stay and raise their babies).

If you read one book on wanting to improve your health and go veggie or vegan, this is the one that will help you do that.  It may even inspire you to go a step further and help farmed animals live happy and healthy productive lives.  It's a smart book, for smart people by a smart guy.