The End of Animal Farming

Many books and articles have documented the devastation factory farming 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 we are left with one burning question: How will society 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 demanding the products of this animal-free food system. The End of Animal Farming argues that this will be one of the most important social movements of our time. In broader terms, Reese outlines methods for studying social movements and moral circle expansion, paving the way for future effective altruists to analyze and address the world's most pressing problems.

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About the Author
Jacy Reese
Jacy Reese

Jacy is the Research Director at Sentience Institute, a think tank researching the expansion of humanity's moral circle. He is known for helping develop the ideas of effective altruism, a growing movement of people using science and evidence-based analysis to tackle the world's most pressing social issues. Jacy's new book, The End of Animal Farming, uses this lens to outline a roadmap to a more ethical, sustainable, and prosperous food system for humans and animals. He has written for major media publications such as The Guardian, Vox, and National Review, and presented his research in over 20 countries. He is from Huntsville, Texas and currently lives in New York City with his partner Kelly, their adopted dog Apollo, and their two chickens Snow and Dualla, who were rescued from a battery cage farm. Please get in touch for interviews, speaking engagements, and writing solicitations. (CV)

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