Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
Posted by kevin.schneider at 02/19/2010
My friend and teacher Dr. Melanie Joy recently released her book, "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows," and it takes a whole new approach to questions of animal treatment, veganism, animal rights, and meat-eating. Perhaps the single most important contribution from Dr. Joy is the description of meat-eating as a system, which she calls "carnism." Being able to name something is the first step in being able to FIGHT it! and Dr. Joy starts us on that path. This book is great for vegans and committed activists, because it adds a whole new layer to the argument for animal rights. It's ALSO great for the meat-eaters in all of our lives, because it gives them a chance to reevaluate their behavior from an entirely new perspective. I recommend that all of you pick up a copy and share it as widely as possible. Dr. Joy is a committed activist, and her goal is not to make money or gain fame, but to spread awareness of the horrible consequences of using animals for human gain. Let's all do our part to enlighten our friends and loved ones about the virtues of a vegan lifestyle :)
gr8vegan at 02/19/2010 22:44:23
HelloPanda at 02/22/2010 11:32:31
I really want to know why dogs and other "pets" are so precious to us and "farm" animals are just meat and clothes...
kevin.schneider at 02/22/2010 16:23:45
Ryman at 03/05/2010 02:16:38
Clothes for veg*ns
cookies and cream at 07/23/2010 10:32:55
shearwater at 07/28/2010 20:22:26
The only difference between one animal and another is the anthropomorphic qualities humans project on them. A pig and a dog both feel pain and fear the same. Both are intelligent. But suggest to a meat eater they eat a dog and they are horrified. I guess they never heard that dog meat is good for arthritis or that light colored dogs under 30 pounds are the tastiest.
CandyKisses at 09/27/2010 22:58:35
CandyKisses at 09/27/2010 23:03:23
A true story,I cried over this abusive mistake.