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Animal Rights

  • Sanctuaryby Susie Coston

    Artisan 2016; US$ 15.95

    For 30 years Farm Sanctuary has been rescuing farm animals from the most dire of circumstances and providing them with a unique living situation that can only be described as an animal utopia. Based on 175 acres of land in Watkins Glen, New York, the organization is home to hundreds of cows, chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, and many other animals who... more...

  • Alan The Christmas Donkeyby Tracy Garton

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 12.22

    Tracy had run the Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary for twenty years, creating a safe haven for more than sixty sick, unwanted and mistreated donkeys. But after a devastatingly difficult winter, with sky high bills, she didn't know if she could afford to carry on - or if she had the physical strength to keep going. Then, in the first week of January, the... more...

  • A Plea for the Animalsby Matthieu Ricard

    Shambhala 2016; US$ 25.99

    Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion... more...

  • The Killer Whale Who Changed the Worldby Mark Leiren-Young

    Greystone Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them Killer whales had always been seen as bloodthirsty sea monsters. That all changed when a young killer whale was captured off the west coast of North America and displayed... more...

  • A Vegan Ethicby Mark Hawthorne

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 6.99

    Veganism is a journey, and A Vegan Ethic explores veganism as an infinite model of social justice. more...

  • What a Fish Knowsby Jonathan Balcombe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 27.99

    A New York Times Bestseller Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows , the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries,... more...

  • Not So Differentby Nathan H. Lents

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Animals fall in love, establish rules for fair play, exchange valued goods and services, hold funerals? for fallen comrades, deploy sex as a weapon, and communicate with one another using rich vocabularies. Animals also get jealous and violent or greedy and callous and develop irrational phobias and prejudices, just like us. Monkeys address inequality,... more...

  • Foxes Unearthedby Lucy Jones

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 8.99

    As one of the largest predators left in Britain, the fox is captivating: a comfortably familiar figure in our country landscapes; an intriguing flash of bright-eyed wildness in our towns. Yet no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches or been so ambiguously woven into our culture over centuries, perceived variously... more...

  • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?by Frans de Waal

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 19.99

    From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work which challenges everything we think we know about animal intelligence more...

  • Screening the Nonhumanby Amber E. George; J.L. Schatz; Joseph Anderton; Michael Atkinson; Fernando Pagnoni Berns; Christina Victoria Cedillo; Amber E. George; Stella Hockenhull; Anja H÷ing; am Husemann; Fiona Yuk-wa Law; Matthew Lerberg; CÚsar Marino; Guilherme Nothen; Sean Parson; Jennifer Polish; J.L. Schatz; Carter Soles

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This collection draws connections between the ways in which animals represented on screen translate into reality. In doing so, it demonstrates that media consumption is not a neutral act but, rather, a political one. The images humans consume have real-world consequences for how animals are treated as actors, as pets, and in nature. The contributors... more...