Two important videos

These are life-changing videos. If you only have time to watch one, watch the first. Please.

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Beyond Carnism and toward Rational, Authentic Food Choices | Melanie Joy |

Melanie Joy on Carnism and other food choices. Find out more via

Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M., is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a celebrated speaker, and the author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Melanie is the eighth recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award, which was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Her work has been featured by numerous national and international media outlets, including the BBC, Germany’s ARD, ABC Australia, the New York Times, and Spiegel Online. Melanie has given her acclaimed carnism presentation on five continents, and she is also the founder and president of the project Karnismus erkennen and of Carnism Awareness & Action Network.

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Posted on February 24, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thank you Sarah, for posting this wonderfully lucid video. It seems to me that all of us vegetarians find it either anomalous to most human values, or simply bizarre, that others’ eat sentient animals. The very idea of it soon becomes, if not repugnant, than utterly irrational. It is only a matter of stopping to consider what it is that we are doing, and this behaviour will change, as Melanie says. The fact that change is coming so slowly indicates how little we do reflect and think about our behaviours. Humans are very adaptable in thought once under a powerful enough influence, such as a Messianic political figure, though we are largely yet to learn how to think for ourselves it seems. All best wishes and gratitude, Hariod. ❤


    • And thank you for your thoughtful comment Hariod. ❤ The carnism delusion is very powerful. I resisted examining my meat-eating habits for years despite being aware that there were alternatives. I remember how I felt about vegetarians and it's embarrassing to look back on it now. My gateway out of the delusion was animal testing. I couldn't abide how animals were treated but I felt it was necessary, mainly because I had been taught that it was. When I examined the matter further (after an argument with a philosopher) I realised that not only was it not right to torture animals in the name of science it was also wrong to kill them for food.
      It makes me wonder what other delusions I am subject to. I hope someone wakes me up soon. 🙂

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