12/15/11 Meria interviews Melanie Joy, Ph.D on her excellent book “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows, An Introduction Carnism“. Learn how we have been psychologically pursuaded/taught to eat what we do; mind-control? John Robbins work; excuses or internalized justification? How we became vegetarian; animal agriculture; food labels we’d like to see; Belief system of carnism; conditioned to eat animals; psychology of meat eating; human values; objectification; traditions; ethical or psychological; invisability; human animals are the ultimate victims; the 3 N’s; spirituality; Will Tuttle’s work; see it outside the box; Melanie’s speaking tour; what or who you eat is a choice; the anger of awakening to injustice and how to handle it. Quite the interesting take on being mind programmed even when it comes to our diet.
In this paperback edition is a foreword by activist and author John Robbins and a reader's group study guide. This ground-breaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by VegNews Magazine, 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.