Today award-winning television host, cookbook author and vegan chef Laura Theodore welcomes founder of CAAN, Dr. Melanie Joy, Ph.D.,Ed.M., to learn more about Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.Laura Theodore’s newest cookbook, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites, is available wherever fine books are sold.  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 8th recipient of the Institute of Jainology’s Ahimsa Award, which was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama and was presented to her in the British House of Commons. Her work has been featured by numerous national and international media outlets, including the BBC, Germany’s ARD, ABC Australia, NPR, PBS, New York Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Spiegel Online, and Italy’s D La Repubblica. Dr. Joy has given her acclaimed carnism presentation in 17 countries, and she is also the author of Strategic Action for Animals. Dr. Joy is the founder and president of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network. Learn more: