The End of Animal Farming

Many books and articles have documented the devastation animal agriculture causes to human health, the economy, the environment, and of course animal welfare. Public figures from Bill Nye to Richard Branson have said that the future of food is animal-free. But readers and listeners are left with one burning question: How do we actually get from here to there? In The End of Animal Farming (Beacon Press: November 6, 2018), Jacy Reese outlines an evidence-based roadmap to a humane, ethical, efficient food system where slaughterhouses are obsolete.

Reese tells the stories of activists using data to steer policy and behavior, scientists making clean meat — real meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter, entrepreneurs founding million-dollar food companies (even a billion in one case!), and thoughtful consumers driving demand to help build this animal-free food system. The End of Animal Farming calls upon readers to join these change-makers in one of the most important social movements of our time. In broader terms, Reese outlines methods for studying effective social change and the expansion of humanity's moral circle, paving the way for future effective altruists to tackle the world's most pressing social problems.

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About the Author
Jacy Reese
Jacy Reese

Jacy is the Research Director at Sentience Institute, an effective altruism think tank researching the most effective strategies to expand humanity's moral circle. His new book, The End of Animal Farming, uses the effective altruism lens to outline a roadmap to a more ethical, sustainable, and prosperous food system for humans and animals. Other topics of interest include environmentalism, social movement history, and artificial intelligence. He has written in outlets including Quartz, Salon, and Vox, and presented on these topics in over 20 countries. He currently lives in New York with his partner Kelly, their dog Apollo, and their two chickens Snow and Dualla, who were rescued from a battery cage farm. Please get in touch if you know of a relevant writing or speaking opportunity.

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