Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs And Wear Cows

Author: Melanie Joy
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609255763
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In 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.

Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs And Wear Cows

Author: Melanie Joy PhD
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573245050
Size: 45.45 MB
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In 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.

How Television Shapes Our Worldview

Author: Deborah A. Macey
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739187058
Size: 73.25 MB
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Despite the fractured media scape and ideological distortions, the voice from television offers important lessons and ways to understand who we are as humans and how we interact with others, both locally and globally. This book offers a global perspective on how television shapes our perception of the world.

The Reducetarian Solution

Author: Brian Kateman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993359
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Brian Kateman coined the term "Reducetarian"—a person who is deliberately reducing his or her consumption of meat—and a global movement was born. In this book, Kateman, the founder of the Reducetarian Foundation, presents more than 70 original essays from influential thinkers on how the simple act of cutting 10% or more of the meat from one's diet can transform the life of the reader, animals, and the planet. This book features contributions from such luminaries as Seth Godin, Joel Fuhrman, Victoria Moran, Jeffrey Sachs, Bill McKibben, Naomi Oreskes, Peter Singer, and others. With over 40 vegan, vegetarian, and "less meat" recipes from bestselling cookbook author Pat Crocker, as well as tons of practical tips for reducing the meat in your diet (for example, skip eating meat with dinner if you ate it with lunch; replace your favorite egg omelet with a tofu scramble; choose a veggie burrito instead of a beef burrito; declare a meatless day of the week), The Reducetarian Solution is a life—not to mention planet!—saving book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Animals And Society

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526768
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Human–animal studies explores human–animal relations and the place of animals within human social and cultural worlds. Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first textbook to provide a full overview of human–animal studies for students, general readers, and scholars, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. DeMello also covers speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars in each chapter highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

The Modern Savage

Author: James McWilliams
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250031206
Size: 45.35 MB
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Just Food author James McWilliams's exploration of the "compassionate carnivore" movement and the paradox of humanity's relationship with animals. In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement. Although animal products are often labeled "cage free," "free range," and "humanely raised," can we trust these goods to be safe, sound, or ethical? In The Modern Savage, renowned writer, historian, and animal advocate James McWilliams pushes back against the questionable moral standards of a largely omnivorous world and explores the "alternative to the alternative"-not eating domesticated animals at all. In poignant, powerful, and persuasive prose, McWilliams reveals the scope of the cruelty that takes place even on the smallest and-supposedly-most humane animal farms. In a world increasingly aware of animals' intelligence and the range of their emotions, McWilliams advocates for the only truly moral, sustainable choice-a diet without meat, dairy, or other animal products. The Modern Savage is a riveting expose of an industry that has typically hidden behind a veil of morality, and a compelling account of how to live a more economical, environmental, and ethical life.

Animais Como Pessoas A Abordagem Abolicionista De Gary L Francione

Author: Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade
Publisher: Paco Editorial
ISBN: 8581485871
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É moralmente aceitável colocar fogo em um gato por mero divertimento? Seria admissível alguém deixar o seu cachorro morrer de fome apenas por isso ser algo conveniente? Para muitas pessoas, tais perguntas não são outra coisa senão verdadeiros absurdos. Deveras, qualquer um que as responda com um “sim” dificilmente seria bem visto pela maior parte da população. Mas por qual motivo pensamos desse modo? Por que a crueldade com animais é uma coisa moralmente execrável? Seriam intuições morais que temos acerca dos membros de outras espécies? Se esse for o caso, seguir essas intuições morais à risca pode nos levar a quais conclusões? Mais importante ainda, o que essas conclusões nos dizem sobre a nossa atual relação moral com os animais e como deveríamos nos comportar ao interagir com eles? Esses são apenas alguns dos diversos questionamentos levantados e discutidos em “Animais como Pessoas: A Abordagem Abolicionista de Gary L. Francione”. O livro versa sobre a questão dos direitos animais, tópico de problematização intelectual que, a despeito de ser reconhecido pela comunidade internacional como objeto de análise de estudos de ponta, ainda não recebeu a merecida atenção dentro da esfera acadêmica nacional. A presente obra distingue-se de todas as outras publicações da mesma área por ser o primeiro estudo acadêmico realizado no Brasil o qual versa especificamente sobre a teoria ético-filosófica do scholar de Direito norte-americano, Gary L. Francione – reconhecido como um dos pensadores mais influentes no debate contemporâneo sobre a inclusão dos animais à comunidade moral humana. Acima de tudo, “Animais como Pessoas: A Abordagem Abolicionista de Gary L. Francione” é uma obra de caráter acadêmico que foi particularmente escrita para ser acessível ao público em geral. Esse é um livro dedicado a toda e qualquer pessoa que tenha interesse em expandir sua visão sobre os animais e, talvez, até mesmo repensar completamente a sua forma de percebê-los e tratá-los.