by Melanie Joy
An eye-opening inquiry into why many of us consider it normal to befriend some animals while exploiting (even devouring) others. A step-by-step analysis of a cultural blind spot, this book is a powerful blend of reason, compassion, and psychological insight. Melanie Joy assembles questions, evidence, and logic to bring us face to face with our moral conflicts – and our moral numbing. Most impressive is the author’s capacity to empathize with readers who have never thought about these things, and to pique not guilt, but curiosity.