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Eating Animals: Student Guide to Library Resources: Author's Chapter Notes

Online library guide for students in Prof. M. Fadem's courses


Among many good reasons to read Eating Animals is the author's Notes section.

There, you will find a listing of the sources used by Foer as reference support for his book. Students may use these sources for further research and/or reading.

The tabs on this page show the main chapters of the book . Each chapter contains most of the web resources Foer has provided that are accessible and relevant to the central themes.

On each chapter tab, you simply need to click on a link to access its source document. Enjoy your research!

Section 1: Storytelling

"Edible medicinal and useful plants for a healthier world," Plants for a Future.

Section 2: All or Nothing or Something Else

"If My Children Go Veggie I'll make them Sit on My Electric Fence!; Exclusive: Gordon Ramsay's Shocking Recipe for Raising Kids" in The Mirror April 25 2007.

"Dog meat, a delicacy in Mizoram" in The Hindu, December 20, 2004.

"Man bites dog" in, October 28, 1999.

"Guts and Grease: The Diet of Native Americans," West A. Price Foundation, January 1, 2000.

"Philippines Dogs: Factsheets," Global Action Network, 2005.

"Dogs' dinners prove popular in Nigeria" in BBC News, March 6, 2007.

"Pet overpopulation estimates," Human Society of the United States.

"Animal Shelter Euthanasia," American Human Association, 2009.

"Stewed dog (wedding style), " RecipeSource.

"Man's Best Friend Actually Woman's Best Friend; Survey Reveals That Females Have Stronger Affinity for Their Pets Than Their Partners" in bnet, March 30, 2005.

"The United States Meat Industry at a Glance,", 2009.

"Livestock's long shadow: Environmental issues and options," Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2006.

"Putting meat on the table: Industrial farm animal production in America," 2008.

"Extinction, survival, or recovery of large predatory fishes," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, January 29, 2005.

 "Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services" in Science, November 3, 2006.

"Global trends in world fisheries: Impacts on marine ecosystems and food security," Royal Society, January 29, 2005.

"Quantifying the effects of fisheries on threatened species: the impact of pelagic longlines on loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles" in Ecology Letters, 2004.

"What is a Longline?" Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, 2009.

"Report for Biennial Period, 2004-5," International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 2005.

Section 3: Words/Meaning

"United Egg Producers' animal husbandry guidelines for the U.S. egg laying flocks," United Egg Producers Certified, 2010.

"Cage-free egg production vs. battery-cage egg production," Humane Society of the United States, 2009.

"A nation of animal lovers - as pets or when they're on a plate" in Japanese Times, August 20, 2006.

"Chicken meat production in California," University of California Cooperative Extension, June 1995.

"2011 - 2012 Broiler production systems in Georgia: Costs and returns analysis,", 2012.

"History of egg production," American Egg Board, 2007.

"How breeding companies help improve broiler industry efficiency,", February 2009.

"Leg disorders in broiler chickens: Prevalence, risk factors, and prevention," PLoS ONE, 2008.

"Bycatch species," International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, March 2007.

"Chapter 574 - Cruelty to animals: Prevention and punishment," RS 574.200, 2007.

"Diet, energy, and global warming" in Earth Interactions, 2006.

"Going veggie can slash your carbon footprint: Study" August 26, 2008.

"The state of world fisheries and aquaculture 2012," Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012.

"Six arguments for a greener diet," Center for Science in the Public Interest, 2006.

"CAFOs uncovered: The untold costs of confined animal feeding operations," Union of Concerned Scientists, 2008.

"Hogging it: Estimates of anitmicrobial abuse in livestock," Union of Concerned Scientists, 2011.

"Mitigating climate change through food and land use," Worldwatch Institute, 2009.

"State of the world 2013," Worldwatch Institute, 2013.

"Meat and poultry labeling terms," United States Dept of Agriculture, 2006.

"Federal Register Online," GPO Access, 2008.

"Egg carton labels: A brief guide to egg carton labels and their relevance to animal welfare," The Human Society, 2009.

"The poultry label says fresh," US Dept of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service.

"About pigs," The Human Society.

"Environmental enrichment for confinement pigs," Livestock Conservation Institute, 1988.

"Postsettlement movement patterns and homing in a coral-associated fish" in Behavioral Ecology, 2009.

"Scientist finds fish are as clever as mammals,", August 29, 2008.

"A view to a kill" in Gourmet, June 2007.

"KFC responds to chicken supplier scandal,", July 23, 2004.

"PETA ruffles feathers: Graphic protests aimed at customers haven't pushed KFC to change suppliers' slaughterhouse rules" in Chicago Tribune, August 6, 2005.

"Unhealthy and inhumane: KFC doesn't do anyone right" in American Chronicle, July 19, 2006.

"Advisory Council," Kentucky Fried Chicken.

"Tyson workers torturing birds, urinating on slaughter line," PETA.

"When kosher isn't kosher" in Tikkun, 2005.

"The issues: Organic," Sustainable Table, 2009.

"Fact sheet: Organic labeling and marketing information," USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.

"Latest pet project: better treatment for animals: industry agencies try to create protocol for improving living, slaughtering conditions" in Nation's Restaurant News, September 22, 2003.

"Public lukewarm on animal rights" in Gallup News Service, May 21, 2003.

"Consumer preferences for farm animal welfare: Results of a nationwide telephone survey," Oklahoma State University, August 17, 2007.

Section 4: Hiding/Seeking

"Poultry fact sheet no. 16c: California Turkey Production," Cooperative Extension, University of California, September 1997.

"The welfare of broiler chickens in the EU," Compassion in World Farming Trust, 2005.

"Food, fuel, and freeways: An Iowa perspective on how far food travels, fuel usage, and greenhouse gas emissions," Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 2001.

"Celia Steele & the Broiler Industry," History of Sussex County, 2009.

"Environmental policies for a sustainable poultry industry in Sussex County, Delaware," Ph.D. dissertation, Lynette M. Ward, 2003.

"Water quality assessment of the Delmarva Peninsula," US Geological Survey.

"An unsavory byproduct: runoff and pollution" in Washington Post, August 1, 1999.

Section 5: Influence/Speechlessness

"World is ill-prepared for 'inevitable' flu pandemic" in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2004.

"Ten things you need to know about pandemic influenza," World Health Organization, 2005.

"Hemagglutinin," RCSB Protein Data Bank, April 2006.

"About the industry: Animal Welfare: physical well-being of chickens," National Chicken Council, 2007.

 "Managing rapid growth rate in broilers" in World Poultry, 2001.

"Flip-over disease: Introduction" in The Merck Veterinary Manuary, 2008.

"World broiler ascites survey 1996" in "Ascites," Government of Alberta, July 15, 2008.

"Welfare problems of meat-type chickens," Farmed Aniaml Well-Being Conference, University of California-Davis, June 28-29, 2001.

"Nationwide young chicken microbiological baseline data collection program," Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1999-2000.

"Safe food? Not yet" in New York Times, January 30, 1997.

"Prevalence of Campylobacter spp., Escherichia coli, and Salmonella Serovars in retail chicken, turkey, pork, and beef from the Greater Washington, DC, area" in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2001.

"Occurrence of Campylobacter species, Salmonella species, and generic Escherichia coli in meat products from retail outlet in the Fargo metropolitan area" in Journal of Food Safety, 2008.

"Zero tolerance for salmonella raises questions,", 2009.

"Dirty birds: Even premium chickens harbor dangerous bacteria" in Consumer Reports, January 2007.

"Health concerns mounting over bacteria in chickens" in New York Times, October 20, 1997.

"Poultry meat processing," Alan R. Sams, 2001.

"Bacterial foodborne disease: Medical costs and productivity losses" in Agricultural Economics Report, 1996.

"Processing and products: A comparison of high current and low voltage electrical stunning systems on broiler breast rigor development and meat quality" in Poultry Science, 1997.

"Poultry slaughter: The need for legislation," United Poultry Concerns.

"Scald tank water and foam as sources of salmonella contamination for poultry carcasses during early processing," Poultry Science Association Meeting, 2009.

"Playing chicken: The human cost of inadequate regulation of the poultry industry," Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1996.

"Food safety - Risk-based inspections and microbial monitoring needed for meat and poultry," Meat and Poultry Inspection, 1994.

"Something smells foul" in Time, October 17, 1994.

"USDA rule on retained water in meat and poultry," Food Safety and Inspection Service, 2001.

"Retained water in raw meat and poultry products; poultry chilling requirements" in Federal Registrar, 2001.

"Moisture retention by water- and air-chilled chicken roilers during processing and cutup operations" in Poultry Science, 2004.

"Water in meat and poultry," Food Safety and Inspection Service, 2007.

"Title 9 - Animals and Animal Products," US Government Printing Office, 2003.

"Poultry slaughter: 2008 annual summary," US Dept of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 2009.

"Influenza," Online Etymological Dictionary, 2001.

"Livestock Policy Brief 01: Responding to the 'Livestock Revolution'," FAO.

"Zoonoses and Veterinary Public Health (VPH)," World Health Organization.

"Poultry is no. 1 source of outbreaks, report says" in New York Times, 2009.

"Preliminary foodnet data on the incidence of foodborne illnesses - selected sites, United States, 2001," Centers for Disease Control, 2002.

"Scientists see higher use of antibiotics on farms" in New York Times, 2001.

"Poultry industry quietly cuts back on antibiotic use" in New York Times, 2002.

"Quinolone-resistant Campylobacter jejuni infections in Minnesota, 1992-1998" in New England Journal of Medicine, 1999.

"Human health implications of non-therapeutic antibiotic use in animal agriculture" in Farm Animal Welfare.

"Low-level use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry," FMI Backgrounder.

"Public health consequences of use of antimicrobial agents in food animals in the United States" in Microbial Drug Resistance, 2003.

"Report of the WHO, FAO, OIE joint consultation on emerging zoonotic diseases: In collaboration with the Health Council of the Netherlands," World Health Organization, 2004.

"Global risks of infectious animal diseases," Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, 2005.

"The orgin of the recent swine influenza A(H1N1) virus infecting humans" in Eurosurveillance, 2009.

"Leading causes of death," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"ADA: Who we are, what we do," American Dietetic Association, 2009.

"LCWK9. Deaths, percent of total deaths, and death rates for the 15 leading causes of death: United States, and each state, 2010," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"About us," Dairy Management Inc., 2009.

"About us," National Dairy Council, 2009.

"Support grows for PCRM's challenge to dietary guidelines bias" in PCRM Magazine, 1999.

"American Dietetic Association," National Health Information Center, 2007.

"The Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health 1988," Office of the Surgeon General and US Dept of Health and Human Services Nutrition Policy Board.

"Recent trends in poultry supply and demand" in India's Poultry Sector: Development and Prospects.

Section 6: Slices of Paradise/Pieces of Sh*t

"Family Suidae; hogs and pigs," University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, 2008.

"Pig trucking and handling: Stress and fatigued pig" in Advances in Pork Production, 2005.

"The effect of selection for lean growth on swine behavior and welfare," Purdue University Swine Day, 2000.

"Solving livestock handling problems" in Veterinary Medicine, 1994.

"Pork quality and the role of market organization/AER-835," Economic Research Service/USDA, 2004.

"The making of the modern pig" in Harper's Magazine, 2006.

"The welfare of pigs during transport and slaughter," Dept of Animal Science, Colorado State University.

"Agricultural statistics of the United States," USDA NASS.

"The 20th century transformation of US agriculture and farm policy, " USDA Economic Research Service, 2005.

"About us," USDA, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 2009.

"Chipotle Mexican grill takes humane standards to the mass marketplace" in Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly, 2003.

"Happier meals: Rethinking the global meat industry," Worldwatch Institute, 2005.

"Factory farming in the developing world: In some critical respects this is not progress at all," Worldwatch Institute, 2003.

"The idea of a local economy" in Orion, 2001.

"Piglet processing and swine welfare," Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, 2009.

"Swine care handbook 2003," National Pork Board.

"Savaging of piglets (cannibalism),"

"Cannibalism in growing pigs: Effects of tail docking and housing system on behavior, performance and immune function," Texas Technical University.

"Manure use for fertilizer and energy: Report to Congress," USDA Economic Research Service 2009.

"Environment," Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.

"2008 annual report," Smithfield.

"Animal waste disposal issues," US Environmental Protection Agency, 1997.

"CAFOs crate toxic waste byproducts,", March 23, 2009.

"Overview," North Carolina in the Global Economy, August 23, 2007.

"A corporation running amok," NC Policy Watch, April 26, 2008.

"Details about the accident," Alaska Oil Spill Commission.

"Smithfield Foods reports fourth quarter and full year results" in PR Newswire, June 16, 2009.

"Clean water and factory farms," Sierra Club.

"The impact of industrial animal agriculture on rural communities," The Human Society.

"Confined animal facilities in California," California State Senate, 2004.

"Our pigs, our food, our health" in New York Times, March 11, 2009.

"Policy statement database: Precautionary moratorium on new concentrated animal feed operations," American Public Health Association, November 18, 2003.

 "A US hog giant transforms Eastern Europe" in New York Times, May 5, 2009.

"Joseph W. Luter III,", 2006.

 "Thousands of chickens tortured by KFC supplier," PETA.

 "Major poultry producer files for bankruptcy protection" in New York Times, December 1, 2008.

"Top broiler producing companies: Mid-2008," National Chicken Council.

"Management tips for reducing pre-weaning mortality" in North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Swine News, 2002.

"Swine reproduction papers," SwineReproNet.

"The price we pay for corporate hogs," Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, July 2000.

"Sow housing," Texas Tech University Pork Industry Institute.

"The welfare of intensively kept pigs" in Report of the Scientific Veterinary Committee, September 30, 1997.

"Don't ignore feet and leg soundness in pigs" in Virginia Cooperative Extension, June 2001.

"Getting a handle on sow herd dropout rates" in National Hog Farmer, January 15, 2001.

"Sow mortality frustrates experts" in National Hog Farm, June 15, 2001.

"Congenital defects,", 2009.

"The state of the world's animal genetic resources for food and agriculture," Rome, 2007.

"Quick disease guide,"

"Raising intact male pigs for meat: Detecting and preventing boar taint," American Association of Swine Practitioners, 1997.

"Pork glossary," US Environmental Protection Agency, September 11, 2007.

"Swine flu and factory farms: Fast track to disaster" in Encyclopaedia Britannica's Advocacy for Animals, May 4, 2009.

"In too deep - why fish farming needs urgent welfare reform," 2002.

"Fish farms: Underwater factories," Fishing Hurts.

"Farm sea lice plague wild salmon" in BBC News, March 29, 2005.

"Pillaging the Pacific," Sea Turtle Restoration Project, 2004.

"Fish farms become feedlots of the sea" in Los Angeles Times, December 9, 2002.

Section 7: I Do

"Bonlinas Journal; Welcome to Bolinas: Please keep on moving" in New York Times, July 9, 2000.

"Biofuels' crime against humanity" in BBC News, October 27, 2007.

"Global cereal supply and demand brief," FAO, April 2008.

"New data show 1.4 billion live on less than US$1.25 a day," World Bank, August 26, 2008.

"The welfare of cattle in beef production" in Farm Sanctuary, 2006.

"Stop, look, listen: Recognising the sentience of farm animals," Compassion in World Farming Trust, 2006.

"Hard to swallow" in Atlantic Monthly, September 2007.

"They die piece by piece" in Washington Post, April 10, 2001.

"Survey of stunning and handling in federally inspected beef, veal, pork, and sheep slaughter plants," Agricultural Research Service, US Dept of Agriculture.

"2008 restaurant animal welfare and humane slaughter audits in federally inspected beef and pork slaughter plants in the US and Canada," Dept of Animal Science, Colorado State University.

"Welfare issues with transport of day-old chicks," The Humane Society, December 3, 2008.

"The welfare of animals in the chicken industry," The Human Society, December 2, 2008.

"About us," American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

Section 8: Storytelling

"The history of Thanksgiving: The first Thanksgiving,"

"The history of Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims' menu,"

"Top 10 myths about Thanksgiving," History News Network, November 21, 2001.

"Forida teacher chips away at Plymouth Rock Thanksgiving myth" in USAToday, November 21, 2007.

"Commentary: Behavior of slaughter plant and auction employees toward the animals" in Anthrozoos, 1988.

"2005 poultry welfare audits: National chicken council animal welfare audit for poultry has a scoring system that is too lax and allows alughter plants with abusive practices to pass," Dept of Animal Science, Colorado State University, 2005.

"2007 restaurant animal welfare and humane slaughter audits in federally inspected beef and pork slaughter plants in the US and Canada," Dept of Animal Science, Colorado State University, 2007.

"2006 restaurant animal welfare audits of federally inspected beef, pork, and veal slaughter plants in the US," Dept of Animal Science, Colorado State University, 2006.

"Major religions of the world ranked by number of adherents,", August 9, 2007.

"Population by religion, sex and urban/rural residence: Each census, 1984-2004,"

"Overweight 'Top World's Hungry'" in BBC News, August 15, 2006.

"Project on Livestock Industrialization, Trade and Social-Health-Environment in developing countries," FAO, July 24, 2003.

"How many adults are vegetarian?" in Vegetarian Journal, 2006.

"Having words with Erik Blauberg: Chief Executive, EKB restaurant consulting,", November 24, 2008.

"Skillful means: The challenges of China's encounter with factory farming," Brighter Green.

"More people than ever are victims of hunger," Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations.

"A COK report: Animal suffering in the turkey industry," Compassion Over Killing.