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Friend or Food?

Carnism is the mindset that allows most people to consider 2 categories for animals: those raised for slaughter and those raised for companionship. Dr. Melanie Joy, author of the book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism' says that carnism "allows humane people to participate in inhumane practices without fully realizing what they are doing. It teaches us how not to feel."
Dr. Joy and her team of volunteers have launched the Carnism Awareness & Action Network (CAAN) that seeks to empower people to make truly free choices and thus allow them to consider veganism because according to Dr. Joy, "Carnism blocks our awareness and without awareness, there is no free choice."

Please visit  Friend or Food? The Ideology of How We Decide:

We are given the choice to alleviate suffering or to cause suffering, to show love or to show indifference, to seek peace or to seek discordance. Christ’s teachings should be our ethical and spiritual compass that helps us make choices that promote healing, reconciliation and restoration in God’s Creation.  

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