The Human Cost of Carnism

[A modified version of this article was first shared in May, 2016]

Carnism, a term first coined by author and social psychologist Melanie Joy in 2001, refers broadly to humankind’s attitude towards our use of animals, particularly the consumption of meat. As such, carnism has been described as the dominant belief system in most of the world when it comes to the treatment of animals and their use as a major food…