Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

"An altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals. You cannot read it without learning something new and without pondering your relation to the animal world. This is a profound and deeply satisfying book that is destined to become a classic."

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep

"This eye-opening book makes us question what we really mean when we say we love animals. Anyone who has ever loved a dog or a cat or a hamster or a bird will find abundant food for thought here."

John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America



Melanie Joy is a social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She holds a Ph.D in social psychology from Saybrook Graduate College and a master's degree in teaching and curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has written numerous articles on psychology, animal rights, and social justice, and is th author of the activist handbook Strategic Action for Animals.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573244619
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Published: Conari Press - November 1st, 2009