Why veganism is dismissed even by people who agree with it. Dr. Melanie Joy starts things off with a thought experiment. Note: two brief comedy clips here are from Jim Gaffigan and then a longer one from Louis CK. Though we don't see eye to eye on this issue, you probably already know that both are amazing talents. If you don't, you'd do well to find out.
the reluctant cannibal
Flanders & Swann dig into the ethics of a particular subset of meat-eating. Richard Dawkins made this connection.
Christo Peskias tells about the time he tried to slaughter a lamb and couldn't.
(Slaughterer) Rabbi Andy Kastner tells about his first time.
Chris Nowak paints a non-caricature of a hunter.
test tube meat
Melanie Joy asks: If farmed animals outnumber us thirty-two to one, why do we never see them?
Paul Shapiro on laws that protect the meat industry rather than the animals.
Do animals have feelings? Prof. Gisela Kaplan answers.
the little farm
How we're raised to think about farming. A children's book by Lois Lenski, read by G. Larry Butler
A little taste of what goes on. If you want to see, it's here.
Uncle Marty and Isaac Bashevis Singer on the oft-used Nazi analogy.
what separates us
We say we're not like animals, until we need justifications.
(excerpt) by Consolidated
Paul Shapiro tells about the few animal welfare laws that exist.
Dan and Melanie Joy struggle with whether moderation in the defense of justice can be a virtue.
Kathy and Ken Lindner of Lindner Bison talk ranching.
Dr. Joy tells how vegans and carnists can better connect.
We better stick to ethics, because Dr. Albert Fuchs says neither side has a monopoly on healthfulness.
debunking vegan myths
(excerpt) By Jonathan Mann (with Ivory King)
Let's not get bogged down in, um, bullshit.
Buddhist Gil Fronsdal offers one last story to chew on.
If you want to watch the entire Melanie Joy presentation (there were brief excerpts in the podcast) it's here. Recommended.
Colleen Goudreau, the compassionate cook, has a lovely podcast of her own.
While the podcast has no affiliation with the book, Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer, is a deep, thoughtful, moving work.
Animal Welfare Approved is the toughest humane practices certifier there is. Find approved suppliers near you.