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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows

Melanie Joy


PUBLISHED: 3rd August 2011
ISBN: 9781573245050
ANNOTATION:
builds a compelling case for the Veganism
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows
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PUBLISHED: 3rd August 2011
ISBN: 9781573245050
ANNOTATION:
builds a compelling case for the Veganism

Annotation

builds a compelling case for the Veganism

Publisher Description

How can we love our pets and value kindness to animals generally, yet consume meat from corporations that severely abuse and slaughter 10 billion sentient creatures a year? Melanie Joy addresses this question and builds a compelling case for Veganism. She is the ultimate Veganista! In addition, Joy examines corporate animal agribusiness, and the millions of dollars they spend creating the fiction that these animals live outside on idyllic farms. Joy encourages readers to become informed about the violence and suffering bound up with mainstream food choices, and to begin reducing consumption of animal products. She offers insight into regaining empathy for suffering farmed animals as part of a vital process of personal and societal integration, wherein values, beliefs, and behaviour come into harmony. This is a book for Animal rights activists, those interested in healthy eating and local food and Vegans. Praise: "A thoughtful book.required reading for anyone interested in what we eat and why." -Kathy Freston, author of The New York Times-bestselling Vegenist ".an absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others-especially those slaughtered for our consumption. "-Publishers Weekly "an altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals." Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the best-selling When Elephants Weep

Author Biography

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

Review

"One of the most thoughtprovoking books in decades. The realization that we've been conditioned throughout our entire lives to think and act a certain way toward animals, and that we've been so disconnected from ourselves and our fellow beings, gives us a chance to make our choices freely." Heather Mills--Reviews "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--Reviews "An altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals." Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of The Face on Your Plate--Reviews "This eyeopening 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, The Food Revolution, and Healthy at 100--Reviews "An absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others." Publishers Weekly--Reviews

Product Details

Author
Melanie Joy
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1573245054
ISBN-13
9781573245050
Media
Book
Pages
216
Publisher
Conari Press,U.S.
Subtitle
An Introduction to Carnism
Country of Publication
United States
Publication Date
2011-08-03
Short Title
WHY WE LOVE DOGS EAT PIGS & WE
Language
English
Residence
Boston