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  • The Lucky Onesby Jenny Brown

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system. Jenny Brown was just ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between... more...

  • 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$ 27.99

    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...

  • Exposing the Big Gameby Jim Robertson

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Exposing the Big Game challenges the archaic, yet officially endorsed, viewpoint that the primary value of wildlife in America is to provide cheap entertainment for anyone with a gun and an unwholesome urge to kill. Portraits and portrayals of tolerant bears, loquacious prairie dogs, temperamental wolves, high-spirited ravens and benevolent bison... more...

  • The Irish Donkeyby Averil Swinfen

    The Lilliput Press 2004; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • 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$ 28.99

    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...

  • Citizen Canineby David Grimm

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    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...