‘Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows’ (book)

Learn how—and why—we ascribe certain values and roles to different animals in our society.

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Written by acclaimed social psychologist Melanie Joy, this groundbreaking book offers a fascinating investigation as to how—and why—we ascribe certain ‘roles’ to certain animals in our society. Throughout, Joy asks the question: how can we so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to some animals while allowing others, or actively forcing others, to suffer so cruelly and so needlessly in factory farms or slaughterhouses?

Controversial and unflinching, this book investigates the many negatives associated with factory farms, including cruel treatment of animals, multiple workplace hazards for slaughterhouse workers, and the enormous environmental impact of raising 10 billion animals for food each year.

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