Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An Introduction To Carnism by Melanie Joy

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An Introduction To Carnism

byMelanie Joy

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2010

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In her groundbreaking new book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Like other "isms" (racism, ageism, etc.), carnism is most harmful when it is unrecognized and unacknowledged. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows names and explains this phenomenon and offers it up for examination. Unlike the many books that explain why we shouldn't eat meat, Joy's book explains why we do eat meat -- and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.
Title:Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, And Wear Cows: An Introduction To CarnismFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:Red Wheel WeiserLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160925094X

ISBN - 13:9781609250942

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I love how this book shows why humans can devote themselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for consumption. A great and interesting read!
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So insightful!!! I have been a vegetarian (now Vegan) almost all my life and have struggled with explaining to people why eating animals is wrong (it is just so obvious!) but this book articulates it so well, thank you, I am buying some more books to share with my friends and family, hopefully they can bear witness and see through the Carnism once and for all. I hope one day that all slaughter houses close their doors and shutdown forever.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book!! This book includes a lot of very useful and relevant information which every person should know about. It breaks down the mainstream ideals regarding meat-eating and provides information about the met industry and why we favour some animals over others. A must-read for anyone interested in animals and food!!
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read A mind-opening book about our view of different animals, and the way we treat them.
Date published: 2014-02-04