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Animal Rights

  • The Great Cat and Dog Massacreby Hilda Kean

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    The tragedies of World War II are well known. But at least one has been forgotten: in September 1939, four hundred thousand cats and dogs were massacred in Britain. The government, vets, and animal charities all advised against this killing. So why would thousands of British citizens line up to voluntarily euthanize household pets? In The Great... more...

  • Animal Subjects 2.0by Jodey Castricano; Lauren Corman

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    Exciting discussions in critical animal studies and posthumanism. Intertwining analyses of gender, disability, culture, and race into species, this collection demonstrates that respect for difference rather than similarity marks a vibrant turn in thinking about nonhuman animals, as well as our entangled relationships with them. more...

  • Considering Animalsby Carol Freeman; Elizabeth Leane; Yvette Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Considering Animals draws on the expertise of scholars trained in the biological sciences, humanities, and social sciences to investigate the complex and contradictory relationships humans have with nonhuman animals. Taking their cue from the specific 'animal moments' that punctuate these interactions, the essays engage with contemporary issues and... more...

  • Amica's Worldby Washo Shadowhawk; Meadow Shadowhawk; Jane Goodall

    Microcosm Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Amica is a rheaa flightless bird in the ratite family, related to ostriches, emus, and kiwis. Amica was adopted as a young chick and in turn quickly adopted mother and son Meadow and Washo Shadowhawk as his flock and made himself at home in their living room. Now an adult, Amica stands nearly six feet tall, and has a six-foot wingspan. By day he... more...

  • Alan The Christmas Donkeyby Tracy Garton

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 12.38

    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$ 18.90

    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...