Larry King: Should We Be Eating Meat?

Published by PETA.

Ever since The New York Times reminded Americans of the devastating effects of meatborne illnesses, the topic has been at the center of discussion around many a dinner table. It was also the hot topic on Monday night’s episode of Larry King Live, in which panelists debated: Should Americans be eating meat?

The answer: No, unless you don’t mind that your hamburger patty may contain bacteria-laden meat not just from multiple cows, but from multiple factory farms around the world. Barf.

If you missed the show, we’ve got the full segment for you right here:


Embedded video from CNN Video


If even infamous foie gras–loving chef Anthony Bourdain is against factory farming, then you know it must be bad. Next time you’re at the grocery store looking for some patties to throw on the grill, opt for the veggie burgers.

Written by Liz Graffeo

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