Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

  • by Melanie Joy PhD
  • Narrated by Karen White
  • 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her groundbreaking new book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism.
Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Like other "isms" (racism, ageism, etc.), carnism is most harmful when it is unrecognized and unacknowledged. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows names and explains this phenomenon and offers it up for examination. Unlike the many books that explain why we shouldn't eat meat, Joy's book explains why we do eat meat - and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting parts, some with too much detail

I found this book to be quite repetitive and even though I shouldn't say that I didn't expect any discussion of animal cruelty, I found sections to be quite gruesome and confronting and I even had to skip sections because they had too much detail. I also found the voice performance to be quite dull.
It did have some interesting and definitely eye opening sections to it though.
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- Kindle Customer

Loved this book

I loved this book, it explain so well how the society works! I enjoyed listening and learned so much! Well recommended!
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- fabiana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios