“A deep empathy for animals informs a convert’s plea for a meat-free lifestyle. Parisella’s debut effort, equal parts pitch, memoir and diet plan, argues that all creatures deserve a life free of human-created suffering. Like his beloved dogs, food animals  – pigs, cows, ducks, etc. – feel pain and emotional distress; if they could speak to us, they would say, “Stop eating us.” In addition to frequent appeals to empathize with other creatures, he includes references to animal-advocate websites (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Mercy for Animals) as well as diet authorities (The China Study, Forks Over Knives, etc.) and doctors (the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) to bolster his stand that vegetarianism is also a matter of self-interest. “Our lust for animal flesh is also compromising our health. It’s inducing chronic inflammation in our cells, clogging our arteries, slowing our digestion, contributing to colon cancer, and making us fat.” Parisella wisely advises readers to think of vegetarian eating as a “switch” rather than a “sacrifice” that will benefit health, affect change via supply and demand, and make many animals happy. This readable exhortation on an important topic gives a quick and easy introduction to a meat-free lifestyle. Healthy food for thought that might win a few converts.”

~ Kirkus Reviews

“This book is a joyful, uncomplicated, passionate critique of our custom of eating animals.”

~ Andrew Tardiff, Ph.D., Philosopher, Author, and School Teacher

“Rarely do I finish reading a book in its entirety in a single day. To state that this book is a riveting page-turner would be a profound understatement! I wish to convey my abundant, heartfelt gratitude for such an inspiring work. This book is a unique and enthralling gift for the waiting world.”

~ Fr. Frank Mann, DeSales Media, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn


Stop Eating The Animals: An Appeal on Behalf of The Voiceless to Adopt a Meat-Free Foodstyle

ISBN-13: 978-1499246803

ISBN-10: 1499246803

LCCN: 2014 907 978

Category: Non-Fiction

BISAC: HEA017000

Available: 09-2014

Words: 30,000

Pages: 166

Color Images: 76

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″

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