class MsoNormal style MARGIN 0in 0in 0pt LINE HEIGHT normal Everybody who is interested in the ethics of our relationship between humans and animals should read this book.Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us HumanHal Herzog, a maverick scientist and leader in the field ofanthrozoology offers a controversial, thought provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals A cross between Michael Pollans The Omnivores Dilemma and Bill Brysons A Walk in the Woods, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, in the words of Irene M Pepperberg, bestselling author of Alex Me, deftly blends anecdote with scientific research to show how almost any moral or ethical position regarding our relationship with animals can lead to absurd consequences....
|Title||:||Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals (P.S.)|
|Number of Pages||:||387 Pages|
|File Size||:||594 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals (P.S.) Reviews
I was cautious going into this book because I already have a lot of established views about how I want to relate to animals. I'm a 14 year vegetarian, I oppose all animal testing and exploitation. But neither am I a militant vegan. I believe all creatures live in symbiosis with one another, and there is a way to give and take between species that sustains us in life on Earth without excessive suffering.
I rarely buy a second copy of the same book, but I had to make an exception for this one. My brother, now a vegan and the reason i had to buy this book for him, was as fascinated with this as I was. I've been quoting stories from it to anyone who will let me. A very well through through piece on the complicated relationship between humanoids and other species.
I highly recommend this book. It is a very well written, entertaining read. In addition, the book provides a great amount of information pertaining to human feelings and behavior about and animals and about animal feelings and behavior. It also demonstrates that virtually everyone is inconsistent in the way they think about and treat animals, and suggests that such inconsistency may be inherent in the human species. This book should be of special interest to those people who are considering a vegetarian or vegan diet for spiritual reasons.
BIRKHEAD, Tim. Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird. Walker. 2012. 266 + xxii p, illus., bibliog., index. $25.
This book is like a puppy at play---ears flapping, tail wagging, page turning, eager to pounce on each new day or paragraph, with boundless energy. Unless, of course, that puppy has the misfortune to be born in the wrong part of the world and is destined to become the main course, rather than a subject of discourse.