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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 Not Others


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 ...

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    • Title: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
    • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
    • Print ISBN: 9781573245050, 1573245054
    • eText ISBN: 9781609255763
    • Edition: 2011
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