誰可以給我2006/7/3紐約週報有一篇文章 "How Much Should We Care About the Animals We Eat?"的中文翻譯跟英文原文
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A Kinder, Gentler Dinner Plate
How Much Should We Care About the Animals We Eat?
By Frank Bruni
Do oysters have little bivalve souls? Do they dream briny dreams, scream briny screams? On a level that I suppose is selfish and somewhat silly, I hope not, because they are alive when they are shucked right in front of us, their deaths more proximal than those of so many creatures we eat.
They don’t thrash like the lobster in its scalding pot, but should we nonetheless worry about how they meet their end? And whether that end is a sufficiently compassionate one?
These questions seem less ridiculous than they once did. Last month Whole Foods, a chain of grocery stores that promotes organic and natural foods, announced that it would no longer sell live lobsters, saying that keeping them in crammed tanks for long periods doesn’t demonstrate a proper concern for animal welfare. The Chicago City Council recently outlawed the sale of foie gras to protest the force-feeding of the ducks and geese that yield it. California passed a similar law, which doesn’t take effect until 2012, and other states and cities are considering such measures.
All of these developments dovetail with a heightened awareness in these food-obsessed times of what we eat: where it came from, what it was fed, how it was penned, how it perished. If the success of best sellers like “Fast Food Nation” and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and stores like Whole Foods is any indication, more people in the United States and elsewhere are spending more time mulling the nutritional, environmental and, yes, ethical implications of their diets.
They prefer that their beef carry the tag “grass fed,” which evokes a verdant pasture rather than a squalid feedlot, and that their poultry knew the glories of a “free range,” a less sturdy assurance than many people believe.
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