Carnism: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows November 30, 2012
Goal : to raise awareness of the invisible ism to create justice
What is the Gap?
Delicious or disgusting?
o Change in perception
Type of animal consumed varies by culture, but each culture often finds the meat eaten in other
cultures as disgusting
Why are we not disgusted by the meat we eat?
When it comes to animals, there is a gap in our consciousness because we do not make the
connection between the meat on your plate and the animal it comes from.
Gap blocks awareness and real thoughts and feelings about our meat
Often not aware of the choice involved in eating meat
Without awareness, there is no free choice
What causes the Gap? Consequences
Gaps only become visible when they start to disappear
Even rational people are able to just stop thinking when it comes to the truth about animals
Vegan =veganism, vegetarian =vegetarianism, people who eat meat????
There is an individual belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals: CARNISM
o An invisible, entrenched system that shapes
o Dominant and violent idiologies use a set of social and psychological defense
o Invisibility –why eating animals appears as a given, instead of a choice
o If the problem is invisible…there there will be ethical invisibility
124,000 farmed animals are killed globally every MINUTE
o 65 billion per year
99% of meat, eggs and dairy that are consumed are found in inaccessible by non-industry people
BY LAW to keep from shutting down the industry
125 billion dollar industry in the states
One of the most significant contributors to environmental issues today