Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M.

Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M.
Melanie Joy, Ph.D., is author of the acclaimed Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Dr. Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a celebrated speaker. Dr. Joy has written numerous articles on psychology, animal protection, and social justice, and she has been interviewed extensively by international media venues. She is also the founder and president of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network.

Incorporating Compassion for Farmed Animals

Ahimsa Award Speech

The following piece is the acceptance speech given by Dr. Melanie Joy on October 9, 2013 at the House of Commons in London, where she was presented with the Institute of Jainology’s prestigious Ahimsa Award …



We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

As a medical doctor, once only interested in my patient’s welfare, I was slow to see the bigger picture. I now understand that we must also consider our impact on the animals and the environment. …



Understanding Neocarnism: How Vegan Advocates Can Appreciate and Respond to “Happy Meat,” “Locavorism,” and “Paleo Dieting”

Understanding Neocarnism: How Vegan Advocates Can Appreciate and Respond to “Happy Meat,” "Locavorism," and “Paleo Dieting”

This article was originally published on One Green Planet, and has been reprinted with permission. These days, few commentaries cause vegans more despair than those proclaiming the virtues of eating “humane” meat, those promoting the …



Dis-ease of the Heart: The Psychology of Eating Animals

Meat

On a recent flight on my way to present my slideshow on carnism, I struck up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me, a conversation that was not terribly different from many of …