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WATCH: Dr. Melanie Joy on Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Dr. Melanie Joy is an acclaimed author, celebrated speaker, Harvard-educated psychologist, personal/relationship coach, and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Joy has written a number of articles on psychology, animal protection, and social justice, which have been published in a variety of journals and magazines. She is the leading researcher on carnism, the psychology of eating meat, and she has been interviewed for numerous magazines, books, and radio on her work, including the BBC, NPR, PBS, ABC Australia, and the prestigious Le Scienze.

Perhaps most notably, Dr. Joy is also the author of the acclaimed Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism. A fascinating, hour-long presentation on this topic is now available online in its entirety for the first time (see video below)!

Dr. Joy is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation, and has written several feature articles for One Green Planet.

Check out her thoughtful OGP pieces on Carnism as a Social Justice Issue, Understanding Neocarnism, and Why People Who Love Animals, Eat Animals and What You Can Do to Change That.