Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy Ph.D.
An Introduction to Carnism

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In this paperback edition is a foreword by activist and author John Robbins and a reader’s group study guide. This ground-breaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by VegNews Magazine, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption.

Social psychologist Melanie Joy explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term "carnism" to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others.

In Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows Joy investigates factory farming, exposing how cruelly the animals are treated, the hazards that meatpacking workers face, and the environmental impact of raising 10 billion animals for food each year. Controversial and challenging, this book will change the way you think about food forever.

 

About Melanie Joy Ph.D.

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Melanie Joy, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the author of the activist handbook Strategic Action for Animals: Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation. Website: www.melaniejoy.org and www.carnism.com
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Conari Press. 210 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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No - *everyone* refusing to eat meat or dairy would save animals, though most vegan/vegetarian's all or nothing philosophy actually alienates meat eaters who might otherwise embrace more humane farming practices and, eventually, stop eating meat.

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