I received Obligate Carnivore in the mail finally, and have had a chance to read about half of it. Mostly, it’s a lot of stuff I knew before: commercial cat and dog food is gross and contains roadkill, animals “not fit for human consumption”, and euthanized cats and dogs; the essential nutrients in commercial cat and dog food are synthetic and added because they are not found in the parts of the animals that are used to make up the food; vegetarians aren’t doing anything to help their cause by continuing to support factory farming by feeding their animals other animals. Jed Gillen does raise an interesting point: if it’s okay for ten chickens to die under horrible conditions so that your cat could eat happily for a year, would it be okay for ten cats to die under horrible conditions so that your chicken could eat happily for a year?
We just ordered a bag of Pet Promise cat food from the co-op (this seems to be the best non-vegan cat food on the market, from an ethical/socially responsible standpoint), and I want Chris to read the book as well. Oh yeah, and I need to finish reading it! If you’re curious, here’s a quick link with a bit of information.