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Dr. Melanie Joy


Proffessor of Psychology & Sociology, Author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows

Appearing on Sunday 11am in the Vegan Activists Summit and again on Sunday 2pm in the Campaigns Lifestyle Talk Room


Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, celebrated speaker, and the author of the award-winning book Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. Dr. Joy is the eighth recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award, which was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Her work has been featured by numerous national and international media outlets, including the BBC, ABC Australia, NPR, PBS, and the New York Times. Dr. Joy has given her acclaimed carnism presentation on five continents, and she is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals. Dr. Joy is the founder and president of Beyond Carnism.

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