October 12, 2012
VIDEO: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
We’re excited to launch the pilot episode of a new video platform called ACTV: Interviews & Dialogues with Andrew Cohen, that we are currently developing and seeking sponsorship for. The series will feature video interviews and dialogues with Andrew and a wide variety of leading thinkers–scientists, mystics, philosophers, artists, academics, theologians–exploring everything from the future of music to the case for progress to the evolution of enlightenment. Since this platform is still in development, we’d love your feedback after watching the pilot. Please fill out this simple survey after you watch the video, and we’ll enter you to win a free download of the Evolutionary Enlightenment audiobook.
Our pilot episode features Andrew interviewing Dr. Melanie Joy, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows about her pioneering research into the deeper cultural and psychological dimensions of our food choices. In her groundbreaking book, Dr. Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system “carnism,” which she defines as the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to eat some animals while having deep and loving relationships with others.
Instead of making a case for why we should not eat meat, Joy’s work seeks to explain why we do eat meat – and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers.
Whatever your culinary habits, this interview will definitely offer a lot of “food for thought!”
Please click here to fill out this brief survey about ACTV and enter to win a free download of the Evolutionary Enlightenment audiobook.
This is a pilot in a series that we’d like to produce and we’re seeking support to enable ACTV to go forward. Click here to make a donation or write to email@example.com for more information about sponsorship opportunities.