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    DescriptionIn this paperback edition is a foreword by activist and author John Robbins and a reader's group study guide. This ground-breaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by "VegNews" Magazine, 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.


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    Title
    Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Carnism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Melanie Joy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781573245050
    ISBN 10: 1573245054
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Ingram Subject Code: HL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JFFZ
    Libri: I-HL
    DC22: 641.3
    BISAC V2.8: HEA017000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24630
    BIC subject category V2: JFCV
    LC classification: SB
    BISAC V2.8: NAT039000, SOC055000
    DC22: 304.2
    B&T Approval Code: A63707000, A70501800
    LC subject heading:
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    DC22: 641.36
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    Thema V1.0: JBCC4, JBFU
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Conari Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Conari Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley, CA
    Author Information
    Melanie Joy, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts.
    Review quote
    "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" bestselling "Veganist" and "Quantum Wellness"