Escape the Meatrix is an essential book for our time. Stuart Waldner paints a fascinating and often horrifying portrait of the animal agriculture industry; horrifying as much by what it is doing to our bodies and our environment as to what it’s doing to the animals we’re eating. The book has clearly been meticulously researched and the analogy to The Matrix is astonishingly apt. Presenting overwhelming evidence, he shows us an industry “built on abuse and exploitation” of both animals and workers, supported by a system of corporate greed that conspires to cover that up and sell it to us as not only harmless but beneficial. The system is being judged here, but we (those of us for whom eating meat is the norm) are not. Instead, we are given a hopeful and practical guide for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle, with enough encouragement and motivation to jumpstart the effort. I recommend reading it even if it is only to allow yourself to see through the veil of the “Meatrix” and glimpse the reality that we are living in.
There are so many things I love about Escape the Meatrix. It’s engagingly written with plenty of personal stories to illustrate the author’s points; it’s full of studies, graphs, and meticulously researched facts. I especially appreciated the graph showing how many animals and earth resources a vegan saves every day. But most importantly, it’s the perfect answer to, ”Why don’t you eat meat?” I’ve always wanted a simple and compelling way to explain to people the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, and here it is, all in one place, beautifully organized.
Thank you, thank you , thank you. Your book, Escape the Meatrix, is truly inspirational. I have read the works of Drs. Campbell, Esselstyn, Greger, and others, but you have put their observations in a readable stance all in one place. And though I have much book knowledge, I did not apply it regularly. You have truly inspired me to not only take the red pill but do it in a healthy, sustainable manner. If I could I would be giving friends copies of your book because I think it makes a difference.
There have been hundreds of books written seeking to capitalize on the success of The Matrix films. It would be easy to dismiss Escape the Meatrix as just one more, but you’d be doing yourself a disservice. Author Stuart Waldner has crafted an incredibly powerful metaphor for what is happening in our world today and how you can break free.
With compelling information Stuart Waldner calls us into reimagining our current world of unhealthy eating, cruelty to animals, and endangerment of the environment into one of well-being for people, animals and the earth. This book is a must read for anyone considering a plant-based lifestyle as Waldner makes it easy to know how to do that in a healthy way.