Jessica Haider's Reviews > Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
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"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows" is a good follow up read to "Omnivore's Dilemna", "Fast Food Nation" and their ilk. This book gives a slightly different perspective on the issue of eating meat though...a psychological perspective. It delves into why we as Americans are okay eating cows, chickens, and pigs but not dogs, cats, and horses. It also discusses how most chose to ignore the issues of factory farming.

This was a pretty quick read, clocking in at less than 200 pages of actual text. The remainder of the pages are the bibliography and related notes.
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Reading Progress

September 1, 2010 – Started Reading
September 1, 2010 – Shelved
September 1, 2010 –
page 55
26.96%
September 1, 2010 – Shelved as: food
September 1, 2010 – Shelved as: non-fiction
September 2, 2010 – Finished Reading

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