In my case, the only radio station that captures my attention is National Public Radio because I love listening to book reviews most of all.
One morning I heard Dr. Melanie Joy, a professor, author, and psychologist discuss "carnism" in her newest book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. The author defined carnism as a belief that it is ethical to eat certain animals such as cows and pigs while it is considered inappropriate to eat other animals such as our own cats or dogs. She examines how and why individuals can love their pets and value kindness to all animals but continue to purchase meat from corporations where cows and chickens endure enormous suffering and violence for our benefit.
Honestly, I consider myself an "almost vegetarian" which means that I eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains than meat but I've never been able to give up meat entirely but now that I've watched Dr. Melanie Joy's promotional video I am considering going meat-free and I have a feeling my conscience will thank me for it.
If this video influenced you to give up meat entirely, become an "almost vegetarian", or continue eating meat I'd love to read your comments!