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A Plea for the Animals
A Plea for the Animals

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 toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire.

Meat Logic: Why Do We Eat Animals?
Meat Logic: Why Do We Eat Animals?

In this book we examine 31 categories of rationalizations for eating animals and put them all to the test. Do our thoughts and actions stand up to rational scrutiny or not? And if our thought process is ever failing us, can this be illuminated?

Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, theology, and practical ethics
Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, theology, and practical ethics

How we treat animals arouses strong emotions. Many people are repulsed by photographs of cruelty to animals and respond passionately to how we make animals suffer for food, commerce, and sport. But is this, as some argue, a purely emotional issue? Are there really no rational grounds for opposing our current treatment of animals?

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows:An Introduction to Carnism
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows:An Introduction to Carnism

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows offers an absorbing look at what social psychologist Melanie Joy calls carnism, the belief system that conditions us to eat certain animals when we would never dream of eating others.

The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, 20th anniversary edition (2010)
The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory, 20th anniversary edition (2010)

The Sexual Politics of Meat is Carol Adams' inspiring and controversial exploration of the interplay between contemporary society's ingrained cultural misogyny and its obsession with meat and masculinity.

The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals
The Modern Savage: Our Unthinking Decision to Eat Animals

In the last four decades, food reformers have revealed the ecological and ethical problems of eating animals raised in industrial settings, turning what was once the boutique concern of radical eco-freaks into a mainstream movement.

The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food
The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork and urges readers to consciously make decisions about food.

Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice

Sister Species addresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must identify and challenge these various intersecting forms of oppression simultaneously.

Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society
Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society

Sistah Vegan is a series of narratives, critical essays, poems, and reflections from a diverse community of North American black-identified vegans. Collectively, these activists are de-colonizing their bodies and minds via whole-foods veganism.

Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals
Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals

In 1990, The Sexual Politics of Meat was published. In just a few years, the book became an underground classic. Neither Man Nor Beast takes Adams' thought one step further. It represents her collected reflections on animal rights, vegetarianism, and ecofeminism from the often-difficult-to-locate sources in which many originally appeared, and includes two important and completely new chapters.

Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much-and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter
Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much-and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter

Stop the meat industry from eating into your wallet. Few Americans are aware of the realities of the economic system that supports our country's supply of animal foods. Yet these forces affect us in ways we can hardly imagine.

Green is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
Green is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

At a time when everyone is going green, most people are unaware that the FBI is using anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists and animal rights activists.

Eating Animals
Eating Animals

Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.

Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals
Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals

This book puts the issue of eating animals squarely on the table. We all claim to care about animals and to regard them as having at least some moral value.

Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation
Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation

This is the first book to define the philosophical and practical parameters of critical animal studies (CAS). Rooted in anarchist perspectives that oppose all systems of domination and authoritarianism, CAS both challenges anthropocentrism and presents animal liberation as a social justice movement that intersects with other movements for positive change.

Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change
Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change

Should anti-war protesters use graphic images to get public support for their cause, or will such images turn the public off? In encouraging the public to adopt sustainable behaviors, should environmental organizations ask for small changes like using fluorescent light bulbs or big changes like giving up cars?

Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice
Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice

What is the link between compassion for animals, social justice, and harmony in our human world? This book consists of a series of essays by internationally recognized authors and activists.

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