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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: The Power of Social Conditioning

February 22, 2018

I met Dr Melanie Joy at Vegfest, London, a couple of years ago. I attended her talk and bought a signed copy of her book. I recommend it.

Mercy for all Animals

I see the power of cultural conditioning all the time, every day, when I encounter kind, loving people who would never dream of hurting or killing an animal but continue not to question the exploitation of animals, particularly for food.

“Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” is a book written by Dr. Melanie Joy,  a social psychologist, professor, and personal coach who has been involved in the animal liberation movement since 1989 and is one of the most brilliant speakers on behalf of sentient creatures.

Dr. Joy explains why it is that good people do not readily face the fact that their choices to buy animal products result in enormous suffering and violent death.

It then makes sense as to why good people– who would swerve to avoid hitting an animal on the road, and who would stop to help an injured creature they encountered– don’t make…

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  1. Thank you very much for reblogging this post and for your constant advocacy for our animal friends! ❤

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