Melanie Joy, Ph.D.
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs & Wear Cows
This groundbreaking work explores how it is that we, as a culture, are so willing to eat some animals while we'd never dream of eating others. Our willingness to do that, says social psychologist Melanie Joy, is enabled only through denial. We ignore the facts - of animals' capacity for consciousness and their ability to feel pain, inhumane husbandry practices, that we don't need meat in our diet, and we most often live longer and better without it.