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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism

In the captivating slide show, Jeff Mannes explains carnism, the invisible belief system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Jeff, representing Dr. Melanie Joy, a longtime advocate for social and environmental justice and animal protection, describes how carnism is sustained by complex, hidden social and psychological mechanisms, and how it is most harmful when unrecognized.

Using powerful imagery, thought-provoking analyses, and a compelling narrative, Jeff elucidates how, although unjust belief systems (racism, sexism, ableism, etc.) all are unique, the mentality that enables such systems is strikingly similar. When unnoticed, these “isms” can cause us to act against our core values, our own interests, and the interests of others. By illuminating carnism, Jeff helps us become more empowered citizens and more active social witnesses. Audiences appreciate her accessible, engaging and levelheaded approach, regardless of their dietary choices.

Parental/guardian discretion is advised for younger attendees.

We can’t wait to hear Jeff speak at KIN 2015. Here is an example of what you can expect to hear.

Eventbrite - Kin 2015: An event by The Vegetarian Society