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Vegetarianism & animal welfare

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Toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices | Melanie Joy | TEDxMünchen

Melanie Joy on Carnism and other food choices. Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology.

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A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans—and an eloquent plea for animal rights. Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do.

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Ethical Vegetarianism: From Pythagoras to Peter Singer

For vegetarians seeking the historical roots of vegetarianism, for animal rights activists and the environmentally concerned, and for those questioning their consumption of meat, here's a book that provides a deep understanding of vegetarianism as more than just a dietary decision.

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Going Vegetarian to Lose Weight? Here’s What You Must Know

There are plenty of reasons to try the vegetarian diet, including reduced animal cruelty, helping the environment and of course, losing weight. But a vegetarian diet isn’t always a guaranteed way to drop pounds.

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

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows offers an absorbing look at what social psychologist Melanie Joy calls carnism, the belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals when we would never dream of eating others.

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Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating

The renowned scientist who fundamentally changed the way we view primates and our relationship with the animal kingdom now turns her attention to an incredibly important and deeply personal issue—taking a stand for a more sustainable world.

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Vegetarian or Omnivore: The Environmental Implications of Diet

Unfortunately, it’s all but impossible for us consumers to figure out the climate impact of the particular specimens on our dinner table, whether they’re animal or vegetable.

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How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach

In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement.

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The Ethics of What We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter

Peter Singer, the groundbreaking ethicist whom The New Yorker calls the most influential philosopher alive teams up again with Jim Mason, his coauthor on the acclaimed Animal Factories, to set their critical sights on the food we buy and eat: where it comes from, how it is produced, and whether it...

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Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth (Second Edition)

From John Robbins, a new edition of the classic that awakened the conscience of a nation. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%.

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