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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by [Joy Ph.D., Melanie]
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"I think Gandhi would have loved "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows". For this is a book that can change the way you think and change the way you live. It will lead you from denial to awareness, from passivity to action, and from resignation to hope." --John Robbins, author of "Diet for a New America" and "The Food Revolution"

"An altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals." --Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of "The Face on Your Plate"

"An absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others." --"Publishers Weekly"

"A thoughtful book full of substance and style. It should be required reading for anyone interested in what we eat and why." --Kathy Freston, author of the "New York Times" bestselling "Veganist" and "Quantum Wellness"

About the Author

Melanie Joy, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1235 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Conari Press; Reprint edition (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FFTEQQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #123,594 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Hux on 4 Sept. 2011
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There have been times when slavery, patriarchy, racism, sexism, and other kinds of prejudices were considered "normal" and "natural" until groups of people became conscious of the immorality of such systems and ideologies (of course, these fights are far from over). Large groups of people are beginning to see the immorality of human prejudices against non-human animals, especially those animals that we eat (imagine how you would feel about billions of cats and dogs being factory farmed and slaughtered so that people can eat burgers and steaks--the disgust you feel is normal, and that should be your reaction to cows, pigs, and chickens being factory farmed and slaughtered for a bit of gustatory pleasure). This book is an important part of the ongoing moral expansion. Unlike other similar books, this one focuses on the psychological and societal underpinnings of meat eating--what the author calls "carnism." Once you become aware of carnism, you begin to see its manifestations everywhere. You're no longer neutral; you either support or oppose carnism.
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I was rather disappointed by this book. I expected more. The first half explains in a rather scientific way, how the farming industry (in the US) works. Not too much news there. AND what I found rather shocking, the whole second half (50%) of the book consists only of listed references etc. A bit of a disappointment.
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An excellent book a "must" read for everyone especially those who choose eat animals and wear their skins.
Very well written and easy to follow. Delivery was fast .
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I was already a vegan when I read this but it's such a moving read. I wish all meat eaters would read this to understand why they eat meat and to really appreciate where their food comes from and the suffering that goes into providing them with that burger or pork chop.
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Melanie approaches veganism in a completely new way: using psychology! This helped me so much to understand the psychology behind carnism and this has helped me become a much better activist - getting into the inner working of other people's minds and empathising with them as well as influencing them to 'see the light'. Thank you!
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