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.
This extensive, carefully researched, and strikingly rendered collection of animal folk art designs includes scores of images from around the world: Early American roosters and eagles, ancient Peruvian llamas, stylized fish from the Ukraine, Chinese dragons, butterflies from China and Korea, and a host of other vibrant motifs. Included in the set are: -One CD-ROM containing 354 high-quality, permission-free images scanned at 600 dpi and saved in six different formats (TIFF, PICT, EPS, BMP, as well as Internet-ready JPEG and GIF) -A large-format 48-page book with every image on the CD-ROM printed large and clearly for easy reference Also included on the CD-ROM is Dover Design Manager, a simple graphics editing program for Windows. Conveniently arranged by country, the unusual illustrations will appeal to students of folk art, graphic designers, and craftworkers alike. Original Dover (2005) publication.