Gray speaks to Prospect's Arts and Books Editor Sameer Rahim about her new bookby Sameer Rahim / September 20, 2016 / Leave a comment
The Ethical Carnivore: My Year Killing to Eat, by Louise Gray (Bloomsbury, £16.99)
Can we combine caring for animals with eating them? Can we be, in the words of the Telegraph‘s former environmental correspondent Louise Gray, ethical carnivores?
In her new book, Gray describes a year in which she ate only animals she killed with her bare hands. At the start of the year she was a “blind omnivore”—eating what was convenient. But she began to realise that we know very little about where meat comes from. She set out to learn.
This all sounds very brutal—but Gray explains that as a result of her decision, she wound up eating far less meat than she did before. While the project seems somewhat gruesome, ultimately, Gray argues, it ended up being about compassion. Listen to her discuss the matter with Prospect below.