Wednesday Round Up 01/27/11
Jonathan Safran Foer may be a staunch vegetarian, but his pets aren't.
This is just a little bit late, but here is an interesting piece of news that is circulating the veggie web.
Jonathan Safran Foer is best known in vegetarian circles for “Eating Animals” which looks at the horrors of factory farming and provides ample motivation for not supporting the meat industry.
While there are many vegetarians who impose their eating habits on their pets (which if you think about it is kind of hypocritical), Jonathan is not one of them – in spite of his strong views about vegetarianism.
In an article on the Guardian.co.uk, when asked if his dog is vegetarian Jonathan replied: “My dog isn’t vegetarian. I tried, but it just didn’t sit well with her stomach. I don’t feel guilty about it – dogs aren’t people. But I buy dog food for her that is advertised as non-factory farmed. Curiously it’s no more expensive.”
What do you think about imposing a vegetarian diet on pets?