ABOUT Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen
I was born and raised in Tampa Florida. I have worked in nutrition and natural food marketing, as well as recipe development for Whole Foods and Health Valley Foods.  In 1992 I got married. In 1995 I had a child and in 1999 I freaked out from earthquakes in California and moved back to Fl More...



How do you like your steak? Rare? Medium well? Related?

In the year 2031, meat is what's for dinner and just about every other meal. After the Agricultural Meltdown of 2018 destroyed 90% of earth's farmed produce and rendered most of what remained toxic, vegetables were outlawed. Attempting to grow carrots is now illegal. Eating salad is a misdemeanor. Serving it will get you jail time.

While most of the human population adapted to a meat diet, it was hard on vegetarians. And for the animals, it was murder. Methodical mass murder. Factory farming escalated to inconceivable levels of cruelty, making the earlier holocaustic mistreatment of animals look like a walk in the park. Extreme inhumanity is rewarded. Animal Rights groups no longer exist. No one steps forward to represent the animals or increase awareness of the torture and carnage. Not if they want to live.

Not until now.

And livestock isn't the only game in town. If the family dog strays too far from home, it's up for grabs.

After realizing centuries of heart attacks and even deadly bacteria can’t thwart man from his lust for flesh, the animal kingdom will force man's hand with one last unimaginable strategy—the one thing certain to stop all people from eating animals.

What would it take for you to give up meat?

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite  * * * *

"Ima Pigg" by Elizabeth Allen is a story about animals and humans - and their place on the food menu. Imagine a world in which being a vegetarian and a defender of animal rights might turn you into a traitor in the government's eye. Imagine a world in which meat is eaten for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner and a world in which the growing of vegetables is quite a serious crime. This is the world of Ima Pigg. It is also a world in which certain people have the ability to speak with animals and it is a world in which transfurmations ("fur" is not a spelling mistake) occur. Some animals have the ability to switch places with humans: they can take over a human body and the human's soul will in turn take over the animal's body. This book tells the story of some of those animals and people - and their plan to make the world a better and less cruel place for animals.

You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this story but it certainly helps if you have a love and respect for all living beings. It is the kind of book that makes you say "just one more chapter before I turn off the light" but then you end up reading a lot more because you simply want to know where the story is leading and what will happen to the characters. The book is a great read and also makes you think about the love between people and animals.