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

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

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    Even though this book is rather short at 204 pages, it is so res

    Even though this book is rather short at 204 pages, it is so resourceful! I have always felt that eating animals is forced upon us by our society. Different institutions tell us that it's normal and necessary to eat animals that are abused and killed inhumanely. While I will not argue the fact that we are naturally omnivores, I do not think it's natural to systematically abuse animals that are turned into food and that are pumped with... who knows what anymore. While several of the descriptions of animal slaughter are not new to me, there are some that really shocked me. I had to read this line like three times over: "Warrick explained how, though cattle were supposed to be dead before reaching the cutting room, this was often not the reality" (page 52). To me, that's something out of a horror movie. They are literally killed piece by piece.

    What I especially like about Melanie Joy's book about carnism is how she is not condescending or belittling toward people who eat meat. She uses psychology to explain why many Americans don't question the consumption of pork but become disgusted by the thought of eating a dog. She has written down a lot of thoughts that I have suspected to be true, such as the belief that eating meat is not a choice but a natural thing. It's only when you stop eating animals that you make a conscious choice (supposedly).

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves animals in general and is thinking about going veggie. Melanie Joy is a pleasure to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    Philosophical

    Intriguing. A philosophical/psychological look at the way we relate to animals. She shreds light on an ideology that is has never been discussed because there was no name for it. She asks questions I have never considered which ultimately changed the way that I think. Loved it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Excellent Book

    Really a well researched and interesting book. I recommend this to everyone....vegans, vegetarians and people who.have not yet made the transition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Life changer!

    I really enjoyed this book. My eyes were opened to a whole new world and way of living.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    Could not put down until read in its entirety. Should be requir

    Could not put down until read in its entirety. Should be required reading for anyone who eats food.

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  • Posted March 10, 2012

    I really liked this book. From the beginning it has you thinking

    I really liked this book. From the beginning it has you thinking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    A thought-provoking read that will leave you questioning the foo

    A thought-provoking read that will leave you questioning the food you eat! Joy is unafraid to tell the most gruesome aspects of the processed food industry while giving examples of the other side of the industry and all the good humans are capable if they can just get past the invisible wall that is Carnism.

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