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Eating Animals

Eating Animals

by Jonathan Safran Foer 

 

Jonathan Safran Foer, retells a story told by his grandmother of her life during World War II:


“The worst it got was near the end. A lot of people died right at the end, and I didn’t know if I could make it another day. A farmer, a Russian, God bless him, he saw my condition, and he went into this house and came out with a piece of meat for me.”

 

“He saved your life."

 

“I didn’t eat it.”

 

"You didn’t eat it?”

 

“It was pork. I wouldn’t eat pork.”

 

“Why?”

 

“What do you mean why?”

 

“What, because it wasn’t kosher?"

 

“Of course.”

 

“But not even to save your life?”

 

“If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save.”

 

 

 

 

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