Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows
An Introduction to Carnism
by Melanie Joy, Ph.D.
Conari Press, San Francisco, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-57324-461-9
Why Do We Eat Some Animals and Not Others? Why Eat Them At All?
"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 best-selling Quantum Wellness
"This eye-opening 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
"An altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals. You cannot read it without learning something new and without pondering your relation to the animal world. This is a profound and deeply satisfying book that is destined to become a classic." - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the best-selling When Elephants Weep, Dogs Never Lie about Love, and The Face On Your Plate
"One of the most thought-provoking 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, animal rights activist
"In her groundbreaking book, Joy shaked up the completely arbitrary thinking that enables people to, at the same time, treat some animals as friends and look the other way while others are ruthlessly exploited as commodities." - Gene Bauer, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food