As Vegan Wares is one of the major sponsors of Dr Melanie Joy’s tour of Australia and New Zealand we’re excited about Dr Joy coming to our shores in a couple of weeks time. And if you’d like to  meet her we’re hosting a book signing opportunity at our Collingwood store, 11am on Monday August 19. Please come along! For more info see our press release below.

<MEDIA RELEASE> August 2, 2013

Longstanding Collingwood business Vegan Wares, makers of high-quality shoes, boots and accessories, is thrilled to be hosting a book signing event with Dr Melanie Joy, best selling author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows”  at our store: 78 Smith Street, Collingwood, 11am on Monday August 19.

Dr Melanie Joy, a Harvard-educated psychologist, professor of psychology and sociology, is touring Australia and New Zealand this August giving presentations on carnism.

“Carnism is the invisible belief system, or ideology, that conditions people to eat certain animals. Carnism is essentially the opposite of veganism; “carn” means “flesh” or “of the flesh” and “ism” denotes a belief system. Most people view eating animals as a given, rather than a choice; in meat-eating cultures around the world people typically don’t think about why they find the flesh of some animals disgusting and the flesh of other animals appetizing, or why they eat any animals at all…” www.carnism.org

Through her presentations Dr Joy has inspired change in individuals across the world towards compassionate living. Vegan Wares’ philosophy is very much in line with Dr Joy’s as we believe in the sanctity of life.  That is why we design and manufacture high-quality shoes, boots and accessories that are ecologically responsible and free from any animal products.

The team at Vegan Wares looks forward to seeing you at the book signing and we hope many more people start making compassionate choices motivated through attending Dr Joy’s presentations. Tickets for the presentations can be purchased from: www.janegoodall.org.au

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