Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Mindful Carnivore

I want to pass along a quick teaser here. I have a friend that has taken some big turns in life and now has a book deal. I will be posting more in the next few months but wanted you to start hearing about him and hopefully be ready to pick up a copy of his book when it is released in February.

 Tovar Cerulli started out like most kids chasing fish and frogs during his summers. But, please forgive my editorial here, during high school he began to go over to “that side”. Yes, he started to experiment with……vegetarianism, feel free to shudder. By the age of twenty the transformation was complete, he was a vegan. Within a decade because of declining health he came back to the ways of the omnivore, then took to the woods rifle in hand to complete his second transformation. From observer to hunter.

In his book he looks at the different views of the world of hunting and vegans. How hunters and fishermen are viewed. Are vegetarians as benign to the environment as they claim. How do two worldviews look through one set of eyes that has seen both sides.

He looks at a degrading environment, ideas on animal welfare and the fact that to live we must have death. He draws on personal anecdotes, religion, philosophy and history to look at many American’s disconnection with our food source.

I will post more about Tovar in the next few months so that you can get to know him and look at some of his views. I can’t wait to get a copy of The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s hunt For Sustenance. As a life long hunter I am baffled by the vegan mentality and look forward to Tovar’s insight into “the other side”

You can take a look at his site at to see more. 


Alex said...

Interesting. It'd be cool to see both view points.

Maybe I'll be able to understand all the vegetarians and vegans in my major a little bit better :)

Tovar@AMindfulCarnivore said...

Thanks so much for the kind mention, Tommy!

Jake Culp said...

This is Great! Great work Tovar! Maybe this will help shed some light for both sides. No pressure Tovar! Tommy keep posting man you are a very talented and kind person!

Tommy Ellis said...

Thanks Jake. I try.

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