melanie joy lecture


Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows

Have you ever wondered where your views about animals come from? Do they differ from those of your parents, or did you inherit these values from them? Why does our society tend to see pigs as food and dogs as family?


If you live with animals, like animals, or want to know the answers to these questions, then this warm, challenging, funny and, above all, deeply moving talk is a must watch

As Dr. Melanie Joy explains in a series of fascinating thought experiments, understanding whatunderlies our views about animals frees us to make more conscious choices about how we treat them. 

Parental discretion is advised, as the talk addresses issues related to farming and slaughter.