Book Group: Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz

* If you'd like to get your copy at Ethique Nouveau, email Dallas at [masked]

Join us for a discussion of one of the most compelling exposes on the slaughter industry ever written. From the publisher: "Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years — particularly industry consolidation, increased line speeds, and deregulation — have had on workers, animals, and consumers. It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what’s really taking place behind the closed doors of America’s slaughterhouses. In this new paperback edition, author Gail A. Eisnitz brings the story up to date since the book’s original publication. She describes the ongoing efforts by the Humane Farming Association to improve conditions in the meatpacking industry, media exposés that have prompted reforms resulting in multimillion dollar appropriations by Congress to try to enforce federal inspection laws, and a favorable decision by the Supreme Court to block construction of what was slated to be one of the largest hog factory farms in the country. Nonetheless, Eisnitz makes it clear that abuses continue and much work still needs to be done." “As Eisnitz convincingly shows, the meat industry is indifferent to animal suffering, exploitative of its workers, and liable to produce a product that is riddled with dangerous bacteria. Whether you eat meat or not — if you care about humans or animals — this book is a must read.” Peter Singer, Princeton University Author of In Defense of Animals and Animal Liberation "This book penetrates the veil of psychic numbing that keeps us oblivious to the real truth behind modern meat. If you want to remain a prisoner of your own ignorance, don't read it. It will make you aware. It will wake you up. It will change your life." .” John Robbins, Founder of the EarthSave Foundation

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  • Margie N

    I think we can just discuss it-since it's only a few of us I think we're ok without a formal leader.

    How will we recognize each other? I'm wearing a purple sweater....

    November 8, 2012

    • Dallas R.

      Bring copies of your book, the first one there tell them you're there for the book group. :)

      November 8, 2012

    • Julie N.

      I will bring my book. I will have a black jacket and sweater. My husband will be with me. I have straight blonde hair.

      1 · November 8, 2012

  • Julie N.

    So, is this still going to happen tonight?

    November 8, 2012

    • Dallas R.

      I think it still should, but I can't make it to lead it either, so it will be up to each of you.

      November 8, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    I'm afraid a family emergency prevents me from being able to make it tomorrow — I hope you all have a great conversation!

    November 7, 2012

  • Jeff J.

    Looking forward to talking about this powerful book with you all!

    October 22, 2012

  • Melissa

    Oof. I read this one and I own a copy. It's absolutely heartbreaking. I sobbed my way through it, utterly horrified. I don't know if I have it in me to re-read.

    October 15, 2012

    • Dallas R.

      You can do it.

      October 19, 2012

    • Jeff J.

      You can do it!

      October 22, 2012

  • Brenda Hamlin L.

    Even if I can't make it because of work, I am going to read this. I ordered the Kindle version and had it in seconds

    October 19, 2012

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