The Chicago Humanities Festival hosted a discussion on consuming animals over the weekend featuring Tom Philpott, correspondent for Mother Jones, and Rob Levitt, owner of The Butcher & Larder.
Eating meat is a facet of life with an uncanny knack for riling up debate. Especially with the spate of factory-farming in the U.S. and the quandary posed by vegetarians and vegans, the decision to eat meat is a convoluted one. The Chicago Humanities Festival delved into the topic over the weekend at a symposium titled Consuming Animals. The discussion featured Tom Philpott, correspondent for Mother Jones and co-founder of Maverick Farms in North Carolina; and Rob Levitt, owner of The Butcher & Larder, Chicago’s first sustainable whole-animal butcher shop. Here’s what they discussed.
(Photo: The Butcher & Larder)