Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows : An Introduction to Carnism, 10th Anniversary Edition - Melanie Joy PhD

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

An Introduction to Carnism, 10th Anniversary Edition

By: Melanie Joy PhD, Yuval Noah Harari (Foreword by)

Paperback | 1 August 2020 | Edition Number 10

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The book 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 the Author

Melanie Joy, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts.
Industry Reviews
"This is a must-read book for everyone who is horrified by the idea of eating dogs but eats pigs, cows, and chickens. Melanie Joy examines the psychological props that make it possible for us to adore some animals and eat others--and kicks them all aside. Why We Love Dogs is written in a clear and lively style, and I'm delighted to see it out in a new edition with a foreword by Yuval Harari."--Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, author of Animal Liberation
"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows is groundbreaking. Melanie Joy brilliantly explains why people resist information that would help themmake more healthful food choices--and how they can overcome this."--Michael Greger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die and founder of nutritionfacts.org
"Few books have done more to change the way I think than Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. This is a framework for thinkingabout how dominant ideologies disguise, protect, and conserve themselves. It will help you see not just the ideology that governs our relationshipwith animals, but the presence of ideologies that want to remain hidden all over modern society."--Ezra Klein, cofounder and editor-at-large at Vox
"Melanie Joy is one of the great thinkers of our time. Her excellent Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows . . . makes a powerful, novel argument for eating plant-based. Her reasoning transcends just health and is a must-read for anyone who wants to make thoughtfulfood choices."--Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones
"There's plenty of information in this book, and insight and argument. But the true achievement of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cowsis that it reminds us of what we already know. With eloquence and humility, Melanie Joy appeals to the values that all of us already have and have always had. She reminds us of who we are."--Jonathan Safran Foer, award-winning author of Everything Is Illuminated, Eating Animals, and We Are the Weather

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