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If you have any soul at all, you are going to have days when the whole issue of eating meat becomes, well, an issue.
Unless you have already stopped. We know animals can suffer. And there is no way to eat them without making them suffer. So you can be a vegan or a vegetarian. You can do what I do and refuse to buy meat from anyone except a local farmer. Or you can just say the heck with it, which is what most people do. It's one of those constant human dialogues that really never crests or breaks. It just sloshes along. We seem to have re-engaged the issue a little, thanks to a new book by Jonathan Safran Foer. He's a guest on the show today, talking with Erica Andrews who raises animals for meat. The New Haven Review's Mark Oppenheimer has written about the same issues for Slate, and essayist Theresa Kramer from The Cut has her own story to tell. They're all here today for a carnivore show.
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