Arthur Poletti author ofGod Does Not Eat MeatSaturday, August 5th, 7:00 PMFREE
God Does Not Eat Meat by Arthur Poletti is the fictional story of Bradford Knox. In his senior year at the University of California in the year 2065 which is 57 years after the revolutionary Animal Welfare Act of 2008 which removed all meat from the food chain in the United States.
One of the last requirements for graduation is to produce a philosophy thesis proving that the world is better off today (in 2065) because of man?s wisdom. The thesis will be presented to his classmates over several days of one-hour speeches. Bradford decides to provide a comprehensive presentation that will explain how much better off the world is today simply because of kindness to animals. Bradford has enormous compassion for animals and is well educated regarding current conditions of animal welfare. However he knows very little about the cruelty that was perpetrated against animals before 2008. Encouraged by his brilliant and beautiful wife to be, Alyssa, Brad decides to observe films depicting the horrors of the worst kind of animal cruelty.
Each night Brad begrudgingly views outrageous and gut wrenching films that vividly and explicitly show the grotesque massacre of large numbers of precious animals in slaughterhouses and in laboratories. Most evenings end with Brad dozing off into a fantasy dream world of horror. He always seems to find himself in a pastoral setting driving down a country road on a beautiful day. Then the scene suddenly changes to frightening mind flashes of animals being tortured and killed. Brads nightmares are far too real and begin to tear him apart emotionally. During his conscious hours in the present, Brad tries to think of ways he can stop the carnage he sees in his dreams.
God Does Not Eat Meat is a thought-provoking and controversial story cuts between a violent and bloody present world in which millions of animals are slaughtered daily, to a future America where all meat has been removed from the food chain. The unlikely hero goes against the status quo with unyielding determination to set an example of the power of kindness for the benefit of his family and friends. This story can seriously change your life! Arthur Poletti will be on hand to read and discuss his book.