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  • Farm Sanctuaryby Gene Baur

    Touchstone 2008; Not Available

    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... more...

  • The Death of the Animalby Paola Cavalieri; Peter Singer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee, Harlan B. Miller, and other leading animal studies scholars, she expands our understanding of the nonhuman in such a way that the derogatory... more...

  • The Irish Donkeyby Averil Swinfen

    The Lilliput Press 2004; US$ 6.99

    The donkey is an integral part of the Irish landscape and tradition. This new, enlarged edition of a book originally published in 1969 traces the evolution of the species from its origins in Africa and central Asia to its arrival in Ireland in the early mediaeval period, and the multiple uses to which it was put in transport and agriculture. The life... more...

  • Animals, Rights and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethicsby Stephen Newmyer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    This groundbreaking volume explores Plutarch's unique survival in the argument that animals are rational and sentient, and that we, as humans, must take notice of their interests. Exploring Plutarch's three animal-related treatises, as well as passages from his ethical treatises, Stephen Newmyer examines arguments that, strikingly, foreshadow those... more...

  • Diet for a New America 25th Anniversary Editionby John Robbins

    New World Library 2012; Not Available

    In what Frances Moore Lappé called ?a tender, not strident voice,? John Robbins makes perhaps the most eloquent argument for vegetarianism ever published. more...

  • Being Animalby Anna L. Peterson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 30.99

    If nature is what lies beyond human society, then animals must be a part of it. For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve the wilderness. They are also real creatures and individual subjects with whom we have... more...

  • Making Kind Choicesby Ingrid Newkirk; Paul McCartney

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Choosing a compassionate lifestyle that makes you feel good and positively impacts on the environment and on animals has never been easier. In this practical and accessible handbook, loaded with resources for all products that are mentioned, Ingrid Newkirk presents fabulous options that will not only enhance your life, but those of your neighbors,... more...

  • Citizen Canineby David Grimm

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 16.99

    Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens? Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn?t warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in... more...

  • Saving Susie-Belle - Rescued from the Horrors of a Puppy Farm, One Dog's Uplifting True Storyby Janetta Harvey

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    In the week before Christmas, on a cosy bed beside a log burner a dog snoozes happily, her belly full of lobster. Just a few months earlier she had lain in the cold and filth of a Welsh puppy farm, her belly empty of food but full of yet another litter of puppies. The contrast could not have been greater. For six years Susie-Belle had been trapped... more...

  • The Cry of Natureby Stephen F. Eisenman

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.00

     The eighteenth century saw the rise of new and more sympathetic understanding of animals as philosophy, literature, and art argued that animals could feel and therefore possess inalienable rights. This idea gave birth to a diverse movement that affects how we understand our relationship to the natural world. The Cry of Nature details a crucial... more...