Obligate Carnivore: Cats, Dogs, and What it Really Means to be Vegan

Obligate Carnivore Cats Dogs and What it Really Means to be Vegan The book we ve all been waiting for Not only provides a definitive answer to the controversial question Can cats be vegan they can but through examples philosophical musings and personal stories

  • Title: Obligate Carnivore: Cats, Dogs, and What it Really Means to be Vegan
  • Author: Jed Gillen
  • ISBN: 9780974218007
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • The book we ve all been waiting for Not only provides a definitive answer to the controversial question Can cats be vegan they can , but through examples, philosophical musings, and personal stories, explains why those in the ethical vegan community MUST feed their cats and dogs a vegan diet Discusses relative merits of meat vs vegan diets from a number of perspectThe book we ve all been waiting for Not only provides a definitive answer to the controversial question Can cats be vegan they can , but through examples, philosophical musings, and personal stories, explains why those in the ethical vegan community MUST feed their cats and dogs a vegan diet Discusses relative merits of meat vs vegan diets from a number of perspectives ethical, health, environmental, etc , and gives practical advice for making a successful switch for your cats and dogs.

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    1. I have a vegan dog. but I was skeptical of feeding cats a vegan diet until reading this book. The author makes solid argument after solid argument in defense of feeding your furry loved ones (dogs AND cats) a vegan diet. you won't fucking believe what is in meat pet food. styrofoam?? flea collars?? euthanasia solution?!?!?!? not to mention of course, other cats and dogs. woah.

    2. Wow! I really did go into this book a skeptic. I've always justified feeding meet to cats as necessary, while I knew that it was possible for a dog to live on a vegan diet. But I'm convinced enough to at least give it a try. I'm just curious weather my cats would actually EAT a vegan cat food. I'll buy it, and find out. At this moment, I reserve the moral sanction to continue to feed them meat based cat food, only so long as they refuse to eat the vegitarian stuff.05-10-11 Well, they took to the [...]

    3. I am not much for propaganda, but it is good info if you are wondering if you can safely raise your companion animals a vegan diet, thereby cutting your last tie to the meat and dairy industry. And in case you are wondering, yes you can dogs have been vegan for a year now and have been much healthier since

    4. So far, the definitive book on vegan catsWell, both my cat (who was 20 at the end of 2007) and my dog (who passed away at 14 in 2006) were "grandfathered" as carnivores when I became a vegetarian in 2001, mainly because I didn't want to rock the proverbial boat. My roommate is a staunch omnivore, who believes cats and dogs need to eat meat to be healthy, and I had never even questioned this thinking myself until I stopped eating meat. But the more I read, the more I was determined to feed my new [...]

    5. huh. the author explains in the introduction to this second edition that he expanded on his original book about vegan cats & dogs, with the aim of speaking to wider issues around "what it really means to be a vegan". the result reads like two separate books; the new first half of the volume is a snarky treatise about how vegans need to be more normal and stop alienating the general population if we want to win more followers (a fair point if veganism is the only social change you care about, [...]

    6. First - this book is 169 pages, not 180 as is listed here on . Second - skip the first 140 pages. They are poorly organized, badly written, disjointed and just not all that interesting or helpful. They rant and ramble - like a collection of badly written blog and twitter updates thrown together. Starting at page 143 - the section about Cat Urine - and ending with the next chapter about making the transition, the author finally provides some interesting and helpful descriptions of first hand expe [...]

    7. This book focuses on making pets vegan written by a guy that sells vegan animal food. Yea, come on and buy his food!! The author is a little too snarky for me and that's saying a lot coming from me. He also rambles and doesn't really organize the book well. There are also no references. I don't disagree with most he has written, but it's not hard to find references to back up your statements. And I'm sorry but PETA studies have no value in the discussion as they aren't neutral parties. We know p [...]

    8. The first half of this book is HILARIOUS! I laughed out loud several times. I'm convinced that this book is the love child of Skinny Bitch and Meat Market. You have to be vegan to get this book; if you aren't, then I can see how it could be alienating. But, if you have the right attitude, it might make you appreciate vegans a little more if you aren't already one. The second half gets to more of what this book is about, and so it isn't quite as humorous (but not short of little laughs). Jed give [...]

    9. There are basically no sources listed in this book to back up the author's claims. He uses purely anecdotal "evidence" and his own experiences to back up everything that he says. On his "Resource" page, the only thing listed is his own website because, and I quote directly, "It is the only place you will ever need to go, which is why this section is labeled 'Resource' instead of 'Resources'". Pardon me while I remain incredibly skeptical. Show me some real peer-reviewed science to back up your c [...]

    10. If you want to open your eyes to the world of pet food. This is the book. You find out the level of cruelty that goes into meat based pet food. You won't look at that bag of kibble the same way again.

    11. 3.5 stars---Definitely an interesting look at how cats and dogs can be vegan. Count me as another vegan who didn't actually know it was possible.

    12. This book is disgusting. Apparently Gillen has no idea what "obligate" carnivore actually means. Cats don't have the capacity to digest wheat, corn, large amount of vegetables, or whatever other garbage is included in "vegan" cat foods. They have very specific nutritional needs, moreso than dogs. Their bodies are designed to digest and use meat, and that's it. You can't short cut this by feeding them weird inappropriate food and slathering it with taurine and other vitamins thinking that will be [...]

    13. An amusing, refreshing ethical venture.Many other reviews had issues with the first part of the second edition, which is more on "what it really means to be vegan" than on vegan cats and dogs. I loved this part. Jed Gillen is hilarious and not afraid to criticize anyone, vegan or not, including himself, for his moral reasoning and discussion. I took an environmental ethics course which covered Peter Singer and other pro-vegetarian arguments, but this book much better addresses the arguments used [...]

    14. Most of the first half (or 2/3?) of this book is no better than what one might find on a blog. Nothing book worthy, much less about what I really wanted to learn about: is it possible to feed a cat a vegan diet?Yes for some. Well, most. If only the book had focused on that single issue, expounded upon it with some references, nutritional data, etc, it would have been a much better book.I had relied on my previous knowledge that felines are obligate carnivores, without knowing that the taurine th [...]

    15. An informative and compelling book, sometimes let down by the author's own intellectual snobbery and sneering criticism, traits he condemns in others. I also found the occasional disablist language (referring to people as nutjobs, crackpots etc) off-putting. It is a shame, as otherwise I would highly recommend this book to all pet owners as a must-read.

    16. Recommended for those who wish to learn more about veganism, this is ostensibly a book about feeding meat-based foods to pets (or rather, how not to). However, I would recommend it to to a broader audience of those interested in learning about vegansim due to the elegance of the logic presented. Every philosophical argument presented works equally well for both humans and their pets.

    17. I highly recommend anyone who owns a dog or cat (or is the companion of a one) to read this book.I suggest skipping the first 50 pages. From page 57 on is where the value of this book lies.

    18. I was expecting more about feeding veg dogs/cats, but I still enjoyed this book. I was laughing hysterically through every page turn, but it still made some serious points.

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