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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows 10th Anniversary Edition
Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Foreword Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN: 9781590035016
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Red Wheel
5 1/4 x 8 1/2
224 pages
August 1, 2020


“Melanie Joy’s book is an important and groundbreaking contribution to the struggle for the welfare of animals. It helps us step outside the
box of ‘carnism’ so that we are better positioned to think critically and be a part of the solution, helping to create a more compassionate and
sustainable world.”—Yuval Harari, New York Times bestselling author of Sapiens

“An absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others.”—Publishers Weekly

“There’s plenty of information in this book, and insight and argument. But the true achievement of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
is that it reminds us of what we already know. With eloquence and humility, Melanie Joy appeals to the values that all of us already have and have always had. She reminds us of who we are.”—Jonathan Safran Foer, award-winning author of Everything Is Illuminated, Eating Animals, and We Are the Weather

“This is a must-read book for everyone who is horrified by the idea of eating dogs but eats pigs, cows, and chickens. Melanie Joy examines
the psychological props that make it possible for us to adore some animals and eat others—and kicks them all aside. Why We Love Dogs is
written in a clear and lively style, and I’m delighted to see it out in a new edition with a foreword by Yuval Harari.”—Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, author of Animal Liberation and How Not to Die

“Melanie Joy is a thought leader whose work is potentially world changing. A few years from now, ‘carnism’ will be a household term,
and how we think about eating animals will be fundamentally altered.”—Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, India’s longest-serving member of Parliament and chairperson of People for Animals, India

“Few books have done more to change the way I think than Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. This is a framework for thinking
about how dominant ideologies disguise, protect, and conserve themselves. It will help you see not just the ideology that governs our relationship
with animals, but the presence of ideologies that want to remain hidden all over modern society.”—Ezra Klein, cofounder and editor-at-large at Vox

“Melanie Joy is one of the great thinkers of our time. Her excellent Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows . . . makes a powerful,
novel argument for eating plant-based. Her reasoning transcends just health and is a must-read for anyone who wants to make thoughtful
food choices.”—Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows is groundbreaking. Melanie Joy brilliantly explains why people resist information that would help them
make more healthful food choices—and how they can overcome this.”—Michael Greger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die and founder of

“Why read Melanie Joy? Because her concept of carnism makes us see things differently. Because she addresses readers with empathy. And
because she belongs to a new and exciting generation of committed intellectuals. All of these reasons are good. But there is another one
that surpasses them all. You have to read Melanie Joy because what she tells us is important.”—Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk, photographer, author, and humanitarian

“Melanie Joy’s work took me from getting it to living it—all in the time it took me to finish her groundbreaking book.”—Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO, Just

“Melanie Joy is a seer: she sees how and why we humans do what we do and she provides passage through our unconscious behavior so that
we can make more thoughtful choices. She is infinitely respectful of the reader, and so we walk away feeling wiser and empowered to be
changemakers.”—Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author of Quantum Wellness, Veganist, and The Lean

“Why We Love Dogs helped me understand the issue of eating animals from a new, unique, and empowering perspective. I highly recommend
this book for anyone who wants to make more compassionate, rational, and healthful food choices.”—Daniel Negreanu, six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and member of the Poker Hall of Fame

“An important and groundbreaking contribution to the struggle for the welfare of animals.” --Yuval Harari, New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

The book offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption. Social psychologist Melanie Joy explores the many ways we numb ourselves and disconnect from our natural empathy for farmed animals. She coins the term “carnism” to describe the belief system that has conditioned us to eat certain animals and not others.

In Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, Joy investigates factory farming, exposing how cruelly the animals are treated, the hazards that meatpacking workers face, and the environmental impact of raising 10 billion animals for food each year. Controversial and challenging, this book will change the way you think about food forever.

“An absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others.” —Publishers Weekly

“I think Gandhi would have loved Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. For this is a book that can change the way you think and change the way you live. It will lead you from denial to awareness, from passivity to action, and from resignation to hope.” —John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution

Dr. Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, celebrated speaker, and the author of five books, including the award-winning Beyond Beliefs: A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans, Vegetarians, and Meat Eaters; Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation; and Getting Relationships Right. Her work has been featured in major media outlets around the world, and she has received a number of awards, including the Ahimsa Award—previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela—for her work on global nonviolence. Joy has given talks and trainings in over fifty countries, and she is also the founding president of the charitable organization Beyond Carnism. You can learn more about her work at
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