"Carnism is a revolutionary concept that neither animal advocates nor meat eaters can afford to ignore."
─ John Robbins, Internationally bestselling author of Diet for a New America, The New Good Life, and The Food Revolution
"Carnism is one of the most thought-provoking concepts in decades."
─ Heather Mills, charity campaigner
"Carnism is an extremely important concept that has the potential to dramatically transform the way society thinks about eating animals."
─ Gene Baur, president and cofounder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food
"The concept of carnism is important and empowering; it uniquely names and illumines what has been virtually invisible in our culture's most defining attitudes and practices."
─ Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet
"With the advent of carnism, we now have a word which, if adopted widely, could pave the way for conscious and conscientious acts of resistance and help bring about the liberation of both animals and humans."
─ Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education and author of Most Good, Least Harm
"Carnism shows us that cultural conditioning is the only basis for widespread meat eating today."
─ Jonathan Balcombe, Animal behavior scientist and author of Second Nature and Pleasurable Kingdom
"Carnism requires a denial of our basic humanity; becoming aware of carnism inspires us to rethink and reshape our relationship with animals."
─ Brian Wendel, creator and executive producer of Forks Over Knives
"Carnism masterfully defines a new paradigm with which to view our society, and empowers us to understand why we believe what we believe about eating animals."
─ Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, Plant-based dietician and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
"Understanding carnism is essential for personal integrity, ethical eating, and social and environmental justice work today. Once you grasp the concept, you notice the reality—and develop insights that nurture your spirit and help heal our world."
─ Rev. John Gibb Millspaugh, Chair, Unitarian Universalist Association President's Committee on Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice
"With carnism, Melanie Joy has given us precisely the analytical tool that we need to recognize and transform the deadliest, most destructive machine in history."
─ Norm Phelps, author of The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA
Praise for Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
"Joy offers an absorbing examination of why humans feel affection and compassion for certain animals but are callous to the suffering of others… there is great value in her contention that all systems of oppression depend on our ability to dissociate or find elaborate rationalizations to keep from recognizing the suffering of a socially sanctioned inferior."
─ Publishers Weekly
"Why We Love Dogs…is an altogether remarkable book that could transform the way society feels about eating animals. You cannot read this book without learning something new and without pondering your relation to the animal world. This is a profound and deeply satisfying book that is destined to become a classic."
─ Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of the best-selling When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate
"One of the most thought-provoking books in decades. The realization that we’ve been conditioned throughout our entire lives to think and act a certain way toward animals, and that we’ve been so disconnected from ourselves and our fellow beings, gives us a chance to make our choices freely."
─ Heather Mills
"A thoughtful book full of substance and style. It should be required reading."
─ Kathy Freston, author of Veganist,The Lean, and the best-selling Quantam Wellness
"Through the use of narrative, often bordering on biography, the arguments being put forth by Joy are very well exemplified....The volume is extremely readable, theory and jargon free as it is. However, that is not to say that the analysis is nonscientific or arbitrary. Rather, the arguments are firmly anchored to sound psychological theorization....People advocating vegetarianism, professors and students of psychology, scholars from other areas of social science, and even public administrators in food departments would gain considerably from this extremely well written book."
─ Rita Agrawal, PhD, co-author, Applied Social Psychology: A Global Perspective
"This eye-opening book makes us question what we really mean when we say we love animals."
─ John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution, and Healthy at 100
"Institutionalized, socially sanctioned violence on an unprecedented scale causes the needless suffering of billions of animals every year. In her groundbreaking book, Melanie Joy shakes up the completely arbitrary thinking that enables people to, at the same time, treat some animals as friends and look the other way while others are ruthlessly exploited as commodities."
─ Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food