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An Introduction to Carnism  

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows offers an absorbing look at what social psychologist Melanie Joy calls carnism, the belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals when we would never dream of eating others. Carnism causes extensive animal suffering and global injustice, and it drives us to act against our own interests and the interests of others without fully realizing what we are doing. Becoming aware of what carnism is and how it functions is vital to personal empowerment and social transformation, as it enables us to make our food choices more freely - because without awareness, there is no free choice.

©2010, 2011, 2020 Melanie Joy, PhD; Foreword copyright 2020 by Yuval Noah Harari (P)2020 Tantor

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An interesting book, an awful narrator

Already a vegan when I listened to this so hearing the stories of animal cruelty just reaffirmed my beliefs. It will open the eyes of meat-eaters to a world where ignorance is bliss. But the narrator is so irratating, it came across as patronising.

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it's nit really "Why"

The beginning is about "Why" - the psychology around eating or not eating animals. Then, there are episode on top of episodes describing the cruelty animals go through and they have nothing to do with "Why" humans behave the way they do around that. So the title is very misleading. in addition the narrator is very hard to listen to, she sounds like she can't keep it together and about to cry. I sped it to the end and marked it done without actually finishing, It was not what I thought it would be.

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