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New Meetup: NYC AAN Book Club: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

From: Robyn
Sent on: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:21 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for NYC Animal Advocacy Network!

What: NYCAA Book Club: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Intro to Carnism

When: Wednesday, September 29,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Jivamukti Yoga Center
841 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

For our return to a semi-regular book club, we'll be reading Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism.

We'll meet at Jivamuktea Cafe, in the Jivamukti Yoga Center (841 Broadway, 2nd Fl b/t 13th/14th Sts) to discuss the book over dinner.

By signing up for this Meetup, you agree to read the book in full and show up for the discussion! Please RSVP with integrity. :)

About the book:

In her groundbreaking new book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Like other "isms" (racism, ageism, etc.), carnism is most harmful when it is unrecognized and unacknowledged. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows names and explains this phenomenon and offers it up for examination. Unlike the many books that explain why we shouldn't eat meat, Joys book explains why we do eat meat -- and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.

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