Books

Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights

Suggest to the average leftist that animals should be part of broader liberation struggles and once they stop laughing you'll find yourself casually dismissed With a focus on labor property and the life of commodities Making a Killing contains key insights into the broad nature of domination power and hierarchy It explores the intersections between human and animal oppressions in relation to the exploitative dynamics of capitalism Combining nuts-and-bolts Marxist political economy a pluralistic anarchist critique as well as a searing assessment of the animal rights movement Bob Torres challenges conventional anti-capitalist thinking and convincingly advocates for the abolition of

Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates -- for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry Many people picture cows sheep pigs and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm arriving as food for humans only at the end of their sun-drenched lives That's what Gene Baur had been told -- but when he first visited a stockyard he realized that this rosy depiction couldn't be more inaccurate Amid the stench noise and

The Animal Rights Handbook: Everyday Ways to Save Animal Lives

In one easy-to-read instructive and entertaining volume this book provides an overview of the animal rights issue the threats facing animals and what caring people can do to protect them Laura Fraser offers a step-by-step guide to simple ways all people can help animals in their daily lives

Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know

In this compelling volume in the What Everyone Needs to Know series Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement Organized around a series of probing questions this timely resource offers the most complete even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available The book covers the full spectrum of issues beginning with a clear highly instructive definition of animal rights Waldau looks at the different concerns surrounding companion animals wild animals research animals work animals and animals used for food provides a no-nonsense assessment of the treatment of animals and addresses the

The Animal That Therefore I Am (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the Crisy conference entitled The Autobiographical Animal the third of four such colloquia on his work The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two published sections one written and recorded session and one informal recorded session The book is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida's work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction-dating from

Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics (Think Now)

Issues to do with animal ethics remain at the heart of public debate In Beyond Animal Rights Tony Milligan goes beyond standard discussions of animal ethics to explore the ways in which we personally relate to other creatures through our diet as pet owners and as beneficiaries of experimentation The book connects with our duty to act and considers why previous discussions have failed to result in a change in the way that we live our lives The author asks a crucial question what sort of people do we have to become if we are to sufficiently improve the ways

The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights

Buddhism ought to be an animal rights religion par excellence It has long held that all life forms are sacred and considers kindness and compassion the highest virtues Moreover Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe Buddhist rules of conduct including the first precept Do not kill apply to our treatment of animals as well as to our treatment of other human beings Consequently we would expect Buddhism to oppose all forms of animal exploitation and there is in fact wide agreement that most forms of animal exploitation are contrary to Buddhist teaching Yet many Buddhists eat meat although
ONCE IN NINE LIVES SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat She already had two not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart Then Gwen s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who d been abandoned It was love at first sight Everyone warned that Homer would always be an underachiever But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease survived being trapped

Random Acts of Kindness by Animals

The French poet Theophile Gautier once asked Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes And it s true if you have ever loved an animal you know that there is something special about them Random Acts of Kindness by Animals proves it through amazing and heartwarming true tales of animal compassion devotion and bravery In the pages of this book readers will meet remarkable dogs and cats as well as gorillas dolphins bears seagulls rats birds and one heroic pig Even ants are caught practicing compassion as they re observed pulling a thorn from an

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

How much of an impact can an animal have How many lives can one cat touch How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library save a classic American town and eventually become famous around the world You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey the beloved library cat Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way Only a few weeks old on the coldest night of the year he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library He was found the next morning

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