David Simon is a born-again vegan. As a lawyer and advocate for sustainable consumption, he noticed serious issues surrounding meat production. This motivated him to write a book revealing the economic forces behind the industry. Meatonomics is the first book to add up the huge “externalized” costs that the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment, and it finds these costs total about $414 billion yearly.
Simon works as general counsel for a healthcare company and serves on the board of the Animal Protection and Rescue League Fund, a non-profit dedicated to protecting animals. He is also the author of New Millennium Law Dictionary, a full-length legal dictionary.