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Last Saturday I attended an event organised by the Vegetarian Society, with Philip Lymbery talking about his new book Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat.  Philip Lymbery is the CEO of the charity Compassion in World Farming, and for this book he has travelled the world and seen some of the truly horrific animal suffering involved in the mass production of meat, dairy and eggs.  This is not a vegetarian or vegan manifesto, but it certainly is a call for a complete change in global farming practices.  Philip argues that so-called ‘cheap’ meat is not feeding the world, but is in fact depleting the world’s resources at an alarming rate and destroying wildlife, as well as causing the intense suffering of countless millions of animals.  The book is easy to read, even though the details are hard to stomach.  Anyone who eats (oh yes, that’s all of us!) should read this book!

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