UAE Veggies - Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows
This is a community for all vegans, vegetarians, and animal lovers of the UAE (though people from all around the globe are most welcome to join).
If you're veg or veg-curious, or if you'd just like to reduce your intake of meat and other animal-based products, then this community is for you.
If you consider yourself an animal lover and an advocate of animal rights, do not hesitate to join us.
We post recipes, inspirational photos, and articles on a regular basis. We also review various vegetarian or vegan-friendly restaurants across the UAE so you'll always be informed about all the yummy places to dine in.
The goal is to keep us connected to each other, exchange useful tips, and possibly organize meet-ups in the future.
Have you ever wondered where your views about animals come from? Do they differ from those of your parents, or did you inherit these values from them? Why does our society tend to see pigs as food and dogs as family?
If you live with animals, like animals, or want to know the answers to these questions, then this warm, challenging, funny and, above all, deeply moving talk is a must watch.
As Dr. Melanie Joy explains in a series of fascinating thought experiments, understanding whatunderlies our views about animals frees us to make more conscious choices about how we treat them.
Parental discretion is advised, as the talk addresses issues related to farming and slaughter.