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A must-read in the Everything you Know series, this debunks a range of old-cod stories about animals in author Matt Brown's inimitable humorous and fascinating style. Covering everything from the myth that lemmings throw themselves off cliffs in suicide (they don't, but on occasion some just fall off) to bats ...
Everything You Know About Animals is Wrong
A must-read in the Everything you Know series, this debunks a range of old-cod stories about animals in author Matt Brown's inimitable humorous and fascinating style. Covering everything from the myth that lemmings throw themselves off cliffs in suicide (they don't, but on occasion some just fall off) to bats are blind (they're not, and they can see but use the more sophisticated echolcation for certain hunting). From head in the sand ostriches to cats landing on their feet, a wealth of information on small domestic animals to the curious and giants of the animal world, plus features on the odd diets of animals. All the old stories and myths about animals we've had since childhood are gleefully debunked in a hugely entertaining book. c. 30,000 words
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18.57 USD

Everything You Know About Animals is Wrong

by Matt Brown
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The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them. In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are-intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that ...
Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion
The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them. In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are-intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish sing underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away. Newkirk and Stone pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did. They show readers what they can do in their everyday lives to ensure that the animal world is protected from needless harm. Whether it's medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing, or food, there are now better options to all the uses animals once served in human life. We can substitute warmer, lighter faux fleece for wool, choose vegan versions of everything from shrimp to sausage and milk to marshmallows, reap the benefits of medical research that no longer requires monkeys to be caged in laboratories, and scrap captive orca exhibits and elephant rides for virtual reality and animatronics. Animalkind is a fascinating study of why our fellow living beings deserve our respect, and moreover, the steps every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.
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28.350000 USD

Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

by Gene Stone, Ingrid Newkirk
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The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, ...
The Lives of Animals
The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world. Costello's son, a physics professor, admires her literary achievements, but dreads his mother's lecturing on animal rights at the college where he teaches. His colleagues resist her argument that human reason is overrated and that the inability to reason does not diminish the value of life; his wife denounces his mother's vegetarianism as a form of moral superiority. At the dinner that follows her first lecture, the guests confront Costello with a range of sympathetic and skeptical reactions to issues of animal rights, touching on broad philosophical, anthropological, and religious perspectives. Painfully for her son, Elizabeth Costello seems offensive and flaky, but--dare he admit it?--strangely on target. Here the internationally renowned writer J. M. Coetzee uses fiction to present a powerfully moving discussion of animal rights in all their complexity. He draws us into Elizabeth Costello's own sense of mortality, her compassion for animals, and her alienation from humans, even from her own family. In his fable, presented as a Tanner Lecture sponsored by the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, Coetzee immerses us in a drama reflecting the real-life situation at hand: a writer delivering a lecture on an emotionally charged issue at a prestigious university. Literature, philosophy, performance, and deep human conviction--Coetzee brings all these elements into play. As in the story of Elizabeth Costello, the Tanner Lecture is followed by responses treating the reader to a variety of perspectives, delivered by leading thinkers in different fields. Coetzee's text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Amy Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation. Together the lecture-fable and the essays explore the palpable social consequences of uncompromising moral conflict and confrontation.
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27.80 USD

The Lives of Animals

by J. M. Coetzee
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Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of being vegan in a non-vegan world? That's the hard part. The Joyful Vegan is here to help. Many people choose veganism as a logical and sensible response to their concerns about animals, the environment, and/or their health. ...
Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs
Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of being vegan in a non-vegan world? That's the hard part. The Joyful Vegan is here to help. Many people choose veganism as a logical and sensible response to their concerns about animals, the environment, and/or their health. But despite their positive intentions and the personal benefits they experience, they're often met with resistance from friends, family members, and society at large. These external factors can make veganism socially difficult-and emotionally exhausting-to sustain. This leads to an unfortunate reality: the majority of vegans (and vegetarians) revert back to consuming meat, dairy, or eggs-breaching their own values and sabotaging their own goals in the process. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, known as The Joyful Vegan, has guided countless individuals through the process of becoming vegan. Now, in her seventh book, The Joyful Vegan, she shares her insights into why some people stay vegan and others stop. It's not because there's nothing to eat. It's not because there isn't enough protein in plants. And it's not because people lack willpower or moral fortitude. Rather, people stay vegan or not depending on how well they navigate the social, cultural, and emotional aspects of being vegan: constantly being asked to defend your eating choices, living with the awareness of animal suffering, feeling the pressure (often self-inflicted) to be perfect, and experiencing guilt, remorse, and anger. In these pages, Colleen shares her wisdom for managing these challenges and arms readers-both vegan and plant-based-with solutions and strategies for coming out vegan to family, friends, and colleagues; cultivating healthy relationships (with vegans and non-vegans); communicating effectively; sharing enthusiasm without proselytizing; finding like-minded community; and experiencing peace of mind as a vegan in a non-vegan world. By implementing the tools provided in this book, readers will find they can live ethically, eat healthfully, engage socially-and remain a joyful vegan.
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17.800000 USD

Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
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All political communities must make decisions about how to regulate the treatment of animals. Most states currently protect animals through outlawing the infliction of 'unnecessary suffering'. But do animals' rights end there? In this book, Alasdair Cochrane argues that states must go much further. Animals have rights to be protected ...
Should Animals Have Political Rights?
All political communities must make decisions about how to regulate the treatment of animals. Most states currently protect animals through outlawing the infliction of 'unnecessary suffering'. But do animals' rights end there? In this book, Alasdair Cochrane argues that states must go much further. Animals have rights to be protected not only from the cruelty of individuals, but also from those structures and institutions which routinely (and, in some cases, necessarily) cause them harm, such as industrialised animal agriculture. But even that isn't adequate. In order to ensure that their interests are taken seriously, it is imperative that we represent their interests throughout the political process - they require not only rights to protection, but also to democratic membership. Cochrane's important intervention in this controversial debate will be essential reading for anyone interested in the intersection of political theory and animal rights.
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13.600000 USD

Should Animals Have Political Rights?

by Alasdair Cochrane
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Ahimsa: In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others. On a 32,000 km journey through six Asian countries over six months, Caroline, a journalist, and her husband David, a retired paramedic, become increasingly aware of animal welfare, poverty and what we are ...
Ahimsa: My Journey to Veganism Via an Indian Animal Sanctuary
Ahimsa: In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, respect for all living things and avoidance of violence towards others. On a 32,000 km journey through six Asian countries over six months, Caroline, a journalist, and her husband David, a retired paramedic, become increasingly aware of animal welfare, poverty and what we are doing to the planet. They had no idea when they set off that they were going to end up vegan. Ahimsa is the story of their journey, meeting colourful characters and exploring many philosophical themes along the way. It is topical and questioning, in parts funny, sad and increasingly angry.
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11.540000 USD

Ahimsa: My Journey to Veganism Via an Indian Animal Sanctuary

by Caroline Earle
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'An animal activist's journey to the other side ' Joanna Lumley This is the story of what happens when we cross enemy lines to look for solutions. Leah Garces has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of the animals that end up on our plates. As the former ...
Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry
'An animal activist's journey to the other side ' Joanna Lumley This is the story of what happens when we cross enemy lines to look for solutions. Leah Garces has dedicated her career to fighting for the rights of the animals that end up on our plates. As the former US Executive Director of Compassion in World Farming and the current President of the non-profit group Mercy for Animals, she has led the fight against the sprawling chicken industry that raises billions of birds in cruel conditions - all to satisfy our appetite for meat. Grilled is Leah's story of working alongside the food and farming industry for animal welfare and ethical food. Instead of fighting and protesting and shaming - approaches that simply haven't worked previously - Garces has instead tried to find common ground with producers. She has worked alongside owners of the megafarms, befriending them, having frank conversations with them, and ultimately encouraging change through dialogue and discussion. Leah is helping to directly improve the lives of millions of farm animals, and pushing alternatives such as plant-based substitutes and lab-grown meats to the top of the agenda, with some of the mega-farm conglomerates joining forces with her to explore these avenues. When she started her journey, Leah Garces did not have much empathy to spare for the contract chicken farmer -until she actually met one and tried to understand the difficulties they faced. This is the story of giving in to discomfort for the sake of progress. It's a story of the power of human connection, and what happens when we practice empathy toward our enemies.
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31.59 USD

Grilled: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry

by Leah Garces
Hardback
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Julius was as famous as a hollywood celebrity in Norway. He was featured in numerous news articles and on television programs, inspired a pop song and even became a character in best-selling books Uniquely told - uses the same method and style of a contemporary biography, but to explore the ...
Almost Human: The Story of Julius, the Chimpanzee Caught between Two Worlds
Julius was as famous as a hollywood celebrity in Norway. He was featured in numerous news articles and on television programs, inspired a pop song and even became a character in best-selling books Uniquely told - uses the same method and style of a contemporary biography, but to explore the life of an animal and not a human being. Explores the ramifications of turning animals into celebrities Will appeal to animal lovers Includes fascinating details about wild and captive chimpanzee research
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35.31 USD

Almost Human: The Story of Julius, the Chimpanzee Caught between Two Worlds

by Alfred Fidjestol
Hardback
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From the renowned Instagram account @GoatsOfAnarchy comes an all new calendar, Goats of Anarchy 2020-all of your favorite faces are here! Goats just want to have fun! Based on the Webby Award-winning Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy 2020 is a 16-month romp through Leanne's farm for special-needs goats. Each month ...
Goats of Anarchy 2020: 16 Month Calendar September 2019 Through December 2020
From the renowned Instagram account @GoatsOfAnarchy comes an all new calendar, Goats of Anarchy 2020-all of your favorite faces are here! Goats just want to have fun! Based on the Webby Award-winning Instagram account, Goats of Anarchy 2020 is a 16-month romp through Leanne's farm for special-needs goats. Each month features furry friends, happy smiles, butting heads, and a whole lot of goat quirkiness. Since 2011, Leanne Lauricella has been taking care of goats on her New Jersey farm, and the results are both heartwarming and hilarious. Goats are well known for being some of the silliest farmyard animals, and Leanne's goats are no exception. These goat personalities shine especially bright on Leanne's farm and in this calendar. Whether you're welcoming spring with Mila, playing in the snow with Cricket, or celebrating Halloween with Angel, the images in this adorable calendar will warm your heart all year long.
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22.30 USD

Goats of Anarchy 2020: 16 Month Calendar September 2019 Through December 2020

by Leanne Lauricella
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Do both the zoo and the mental hospital induce psychosis, as humans are treated as animals and animals are treated as humans? How have we looked at animals in the past, and how do we look at them today? How have zoos presented themselves, and their purpose, over time? In ...
Zoo Studies: A New Humanities
Do both the zoo and the mental hospital induce psychosis, as humans are treated as animals and animals are treated as humans? How have we looked at animals in the past, and how do we look at them today? How have zoos presented themselves, and their purpose, over time? In response to the emergence of environmental and animal studies, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers, theorists, literature scholars, and historians around the world have begun to explore the significance of zoological parks, past and present. Zoo Studies considers the modern zoo from a range of approaches and disciplines, united in a desire to blur the boundaries between human and nonhuman animals. The volume begins with an account of the first modern mental hospital, La Salpetriere, established in 1656, and the first panoptical zoo, the menagerie at Versailles, created in 1662 by the same royal architect; the final chapter presents a choreographic performance that imagines the Toronto Zoo as a place where the human body can be inspired by animal bodies. From beginning to end, through interdisciplinary collaboration, this volume decentres the human subject and offers alternative ways of thinking about zoos and their inhabitants. This collection immerses readers in the lives of animals and their experiences of captivity and asks us to reflect on our own assumptions about both humans and animals. An original and groundbreaking work, Zoo Studies will change the way readers see nonhuman animals and themselves.
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44.61 USD

Zoo Studies: A New Humanities

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A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a ...
Death In The Afternoon
A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting, Death in the Afternoon is also a deeper contemplation on the nature of cowardice and bravery, sport and tragedy, and is enlivened throughout by Hemingway's pungent commentary on life and literature. Seen through his eyes, bullfighting becomes an art, a richly choreographed ballet, with performers who range from awkward amateurs to masters of great grace and cunning.
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14.60 USD

Death In The Afternoon

by Ernest Hemingway
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Animal rights activists today regularly use visual imagery in their efforts to shape the public's understanding of what it means to be kind, cruel, and inhumane toward animals. Art for Animals explores the early history of this form of advocacy through the images and the people who harnessed their power. ...
Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870-1914
Animal rights activists today regularly use visual imagery in their efforts to shape the public's understanding of what it means to be kind, cruel, and inhumane toward animals. Art for Animals explores the early history of this form of advocacy through the images and the people who harnessed their power. Following in the footsteps of earlier-formed organizations like the RSPCA and ASPCA, animal advocacy groups such as the Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection made significant use of visual art in literature and campaign materials. But, enabled by new and improved technologies and techniques, they took the imagery much further than their predecessors did, turning toward vivid, pointed, and at times graphic depictions of human-animal interactions. Keri Cronin explains why the activist community embraced this approach, details how the use of such tools played a critical role in educational and reform movements in the United States, Canada, and England, and traces their impact in public and private spaces. Far from being peripheral illustrations of points articulated in written texts or argued in impassioned speeches, these photographs, prints, paintings, exhibitions, magic lantern slides, and films were key components of animal advocacy at the time, both educating the general public and creating a sense of shared identity among the reformers. Uniquely focused on imagery from the early days of the animal rights movement and filled with striking visuals, Art for Animals sheds new light on the history and development of modern animal advocacy.
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36.700000 USD
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The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Zero-Waste Chicken Keeping is the first book designed to help chicken keepers keep chickens with limited resources and environmental impact. This essential guide collects the Chicken Whisperer's own personal tips, tricks, and suggestions for reducing waste, re-purposing materials, and recycling what can't be reused. With ...
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Zero-Waste Chicken Keeping: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Zero-Waste Chicken Keeping is the first book designed to help chicken keepers keep chickens with limited resources and environmental impact. This essential guide collects the Chicken Whisperer's own personal tips, tricks, and suggestions for reducing waste, re-purposing materials, and recycling what can't be reused. With this book, chicken keepers will save money, improve production, support sustainability, and use fewer resources overall. With the Chicken Whisperer's step-by-step insights and how-to secrets, your life with chickens will be more fruitful, less expensive, and better for the planet.
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24.16 USD

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Zero-Waste Chicken Keeping: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

by Andy Schneider
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Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on human-animal relationships have infrequently converged. Representing an initial step toward bridging this divide, Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent and emerging scholars about the connections between their academic work and their approach to consuming animals as food. The ...
Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food
Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on human-animal relationships have infrequently converged. Representing an initial step toward bridging this divide, Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent and emerging scholars about the connections between their academic work and their approach to consuming animals as food. The collection explores how authors working across a range of perspectives-postcolonial, Indigenous, black, queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthumanist, and multispecies-weave their theoretical and political orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion. Each chapter introduces a scholar for whom the tangled, contradictory character of human-animal relations raises difficult questions about what they eat. Representing a departure from canonical animal rights literature, most authors featured in the collection do not make their food politics or identities explicit in their published work. While some interviewees practice vegetarianism or veganism, and almost all decry the role of industrialized animal agriculture in the environmental crisis, the contributors tend to reject a priori ethical codes and politics grounded in purity, surety, or simplicity. Remarkably free of proscriptions, but attentive to the Eurocentric tendencies of posthumanist animal studies, Messy Eating reveals how dietary habits are unpredictable and dynamic, shaped but not determined by life histories, educational trajectories, disciplinary homes, activist experiences, and intimate relationships. These accessible and engaging conversations offer rare and often surprising insights into pressing social issues through a focus on the mundane-and messy- interactions that constitute the professional, the political, and the personal. Contributors: Neel Ahuja, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Matthew Calarco, Lauren Corman, Naisargi Dave, Maneesha Deckha, Maria Elena Garcia, Sharon Holland, Kelly Struthers Montford, H. Peter Steeves, Kim TallBear, Sunaura Taylor, Harlan Weaver, Kari Weil, Cary Wolfe
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31.500000 USD

Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food

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Death at SeaWorld centres on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of Naomi Rose, a marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the U.S., Kirby tells the gripping story ...
Death at Seaworld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
Death at SeaWorld centres on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of Naomi Rose, a marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the U.S., Kirby tells the gripping story of the two-decade fight against PR-savvy SeaWorld, which came to a head with the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Kirby puts that horrific animal-on-human attack in context. Brancheau's death was the most publicised among several brutal attacks that have occurred at Sea World and other marine mammal theme parks.
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20.990000 USD

Death at Seaworld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

by David Kirby
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Selected as one of PETA's must-have vegan cookbooks of 2019! Vegan recipes and heartwarming stories for animal lovers, from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Add love and stir! Written with love and authenticity, Compassionate Cuisine tells the story of one of the country's oldest and most respected animal sanctuaries through its ...
Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen
Selected as one of PETA's must-have vegan cookbooks of 2019! Vegan recipes and heartwarming stories for animal lovers, from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Add love and stir! Written with love and authenticity, Compassionate Cuisine tells the story of one of the country's oldest and most respected animal sanctuaries through its food. With humor and heart, Chef Linda Soper-Kolton and Chef Sara Boan, Catskill Animal Sanctuary's vegan chefs, bring the Sanctuary's culinary program, Compassionate Cuisine, to life through an array of recipes intended to inspire and delight. Their recipes have been savored and devoured by thousands of visitors to the Sanctuary, and they want to share them with the world. Interwoven with the recipes are the animals. Sanctuary founder and director Kathy Stevens writes for the voiceless many for whom the Sanctuary works so fervently to share the good news about how wonderful-and important-it is to consider compassion first when we eat. Find diverse recipes such as: Blueberry Praline French Toast Casserole Homestead Granola and Vanilla Nut Milk Avocado Tartines with Peach Salsa Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing Chipotle Sweet Potato Stew with Lime Cashew Crema Thai Burgers with Spicy Peanut Sauce Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles And many more! Catskill Animal Sanctuary wants the world to go vegan. It's who they are. It's what they do. It's why hundreds of rescued farm animals call their place home. And it's why they open their gates to thousands of visitors each year. Now, home cooks everywhere can enjoy the same delicious and compassionate cuisine served at the Sanctuary, and read about the people and animals that make the Catskill Animal Sanctuary such a special place.
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26.240000 USD

Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen

by Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Kathy Stevens, Sara Boan, Linda Soper-Kolton
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What rights should animals have in the modern world? Can animal cruelty be justified by human demands for affordable meat or medical advances? While few people would argue against animal welfare, our modern lifestyle is made possible in part by animal suffering. It's time to consider Both Sides of the ...
Animal Rights
What rights should animals have in the modern world? Can animal cruelty be justified by human demands for affordable meat or medical advances? While few people would argue against animal welfare, our modern lifestyle is made possible in part by animal suffering. It's time to consider Both Sides of the Story. The series, Both Sides of the Story, explores the major global debates of our time from two opposing viewpoints. Each book investigates the facts behind the headlines, the history behind current trends and the latest hot topics.
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16.72 USD

Animal Rights

by Patience Coster
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Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the implications for how we ...
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction
Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Animal Rights distinguishes itself by combining intellectual rigour with accessibility, offering a distinct moral voice with a non-polemical tone. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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16.72 USD

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

by David DeGrazia
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In this compelling volume in the What Everyone Needs to Know series, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement. Organized around a series of probing questions, this timely resource offers the most complete, even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available. ...
Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)
In this compelling volume in the What Everyone Needs to Know series, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement. Organized around a series of probing questions, this timely resource offers the most complete, even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available. The book covers the full spectrum of issues, beginning with a clear, highly instructive definition of animal rights. Waldau looks at the different concerns surrounding companion animals, wild animals, research animals, work animals, and animals used for food, provides a no-nonsense assessment of the treatment of animals, and addresses the philosophical and legal arguments that form the basis of animal rights. Along the way, readers will gain insight into the history of animal protection-as well as the political and social realities facing animals today-and become familiar with a range of hot-button topics, from animal cognition and autonomy, to attempts to balance animal cruelty versus utility. Chronicled here are many key figures and organizations responsible for moving the animal rights movement forward, as well as legislation and public policy that have been carried out around the world in the name of animal rights and animal protection. The final chapter of this indispensable volume looks ahead to the future of animal rights, and delivers an animal protection mandate for citizens, scientists, governments, and other stakeholders. With its multidisciplinary, non-ideological focus and all-inclusive coverage, Animal Rights represents the definitive survey of the animal rights movement-one that will engage every reader and student of animal rights, animal law, and environmental ethics.
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20.44 USD

Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

by Paul Waldau
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Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever ...
Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish
Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs were both detrimental to the whales and ultimately unsafe for trainers. After leaving SeaWorld, Hargrove became one of the stars of the controversial documentary Blackfish. The outcry over the treatment of SeaWorld's orca has now expanded beyond the outlines sketched by the award-winning documentary, with Hargrove contributing his expertise to an advocacy movement that is convincing both federal and state governments to act. In Beneath the Surface, Hargrove paints a compelling portrait of these highly intelligent and social creatures, including his favourite whales Takara and her mother Kasatka, two of the most dominant cross in SeaWorId. And he includes vibrant descriptions of the lives of orcas in the wild, contrasting their freedom in the ocean with their lives in SeaWorId.
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19.940000 USD

Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, Seaworld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

by Howard Chua-Eoan, John Hargrove
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In Putting on the Dog, Melissa Kwasny explores the age-old relationship between humans and the animals that have provided us with our clothing: leather, wool, silk, feathers, pearls, and fur. From silkworms grown on plantations in Japan and mink farms off Denmark's western coast to pearl beds in the Sea ...
Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear
In Putting on the Dog, Melissa Kwasny explores the age-old relationship between humans and the animals that have provided us with our clothing: leather, wool, silk, feathers, pearls, and fur. From silkworms grown on plantations in Japan and mink farms off Denmark's western coast to pearl beds in the Sea of Cortes, Kwasny offers firsthand accounts of traditions and manufacturing methods-aboriginal to modern-and descriptions of the marvel and miracle of the clothing itself. What emerges is a fresh look at the cultural history of fashion. Kwasny travels the globe to visit both large-scale industrial manufacturers and community-based, often subsistence production by people who have spent their lives working with animals-farmers, ranchers, tanners, weavers, shepherds, and artisans. She examines historical rates of consumption and efforts to move toward sustainability, all while considering animal welfare, worker safety, environmental health, product accountability, and respect for indigenous knowledge and practice. At its heart, Putting on the Dog demonstrates how what we choose to wear represents one of our most profound engagements with the natural world.
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28.880000 USD

Putting on the Dog: The Animal Origins of What We Wear

by Melissa Kwasny
Hardback
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From the time Dr. Mark Goldstein was a little boy-even before he had his first dog-he was fascinated by creatures both domestic and wild. After graduating veterinary school at Cornell University, he became a veterinarian in clinical practice, then director of zoos in Boston and Los Angeles, then head of ...
Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity
From the time Dr. Mark Goldstein was a little boy-even before he had his first dog-he was fascinated by creatures both domestic and wild. After graduating veterinary school at Cornell University, he became a veterinarian in clinical practice, then director of zoos in Boston and Los Angeles, then head of a progressive humane society where he advocated for animal welfare. During his extraordinary 30-year career, Dr. Mark has accrued a lifetime of experiences working with all sorts of animals and the people who care for them. Dr. Mark's life with animals taught him more than how to be a great doctor, it taught him how to live life. The stories in this book reflect those lessons; they will make you laugh and cry as they entertain and amaze you. Each real-life experience sheds light on the challenges and hard work of the talented individuals who work in the world of animal welfare. These are stories that illustrate the tremendous impact animals have on our daily lives-they are hallmarks of the sacred importance of the human-animal bond. On your journey through the exhilarating life of Dr. Mark, you'll meet some of the finned, furred, and feathered animals who offered him invaluable insights-Harold the hamster, Sasha the Siberian tiger, St. Francis the German Shepherd, Ralph the buffalo, Gus the stallion, Frank the goldfish, and many more fascinating creatures!
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15.700000 USD

Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity

by Mark Goldstein
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Office Dogs: The Manual is the guide to dogs in the workplace. As the popularity of bringing our canine companions to the office continues to grow, the many benefits for employers are increasingly recognised. Meanwhile, a new generation of employees are prioritising their dog's needs more than ever before. Written ...
Office dogs: The Manual
Office Dogs: The Manual is the guide to dogs in the workplace. As the popularity of bringing our canine companions to the office continues to grow, the many benefits for employers are increasingly recognised. Meanwhile, a new generation of employees are prioritising their dog's needs more than ever before. Written by a specialist dog behaviourist, this book offers a unique insight into how to integrate your dog into office life, making the arrangement work for all involved: the employer, the employee, and perhaps most importantly, the dog! Uniquely, this book considers the dog's perspective on office life, whilst also providing plenty of practical advice for making your dog's time in the office a success. It takes you through the entire process, from gaining the support of your colleagues to policy considerations for the employer. With helpful, ready-to-use materials for the office included within, and real-life case studies of workplace dog success stories throughout, this book is the ultimate essential reading for anyone involved with office dogs - owners, employers, those who work with dogs professionally, and those who are simply lucky enough to share their office with a dog!
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18.57 USD

Office dogs: The Manual

by Stephanie Rousseau
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With over 65 percent of households having a pet, and Americans spending over $60 billion on them each year, it's a proven statistic that Americans love animals. Public opinions consistently show we favor compassion for all animals. Animal welfare, rights, and protection is one of the most popular issue areas ...
Advocates for Animals: An Inside Look at Some of the Extraordinary Efforts to End Animal Suffering
With over 65 percent of households having a pet, and Americans spending over $60 billion on them each year, it's a proven statistic that Americans love animals. Public opinions consistently show we favor compassion for all animals. Animal welfare, rights, and protection is one of the most popular issue areas to which individual donors give, and is an area in which people working with rescue and nonprofit organizations are extremely passionate. In Advocates for Animals, Lori Girshick not only provides a better understanding of the laws surrounding animal rights but looks at the nonprofit organizations and people who are making a huge difference in today's growing animal protection community. These volunteers and organizations fill the gap in what laws, policies, practices, and services do not address for animal rights/protection. Through the personal reflections of 204 individuals who volunteer or work with animals in a wide range of circumstances we learn about their paths to involvement, what they do, what they hope to achieve, and how this has impacted their lives. Many experts speak of the importance of protecting the rights of animals, and without human support, many animals face abuse, neglect, and suffering. Advocates for Animals invites you to join these efforts, enriching your own lives and living compassion in action toward animals.
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26.250000 USD

Advocates for Animals: An Inside Look at Some of the Extraordinary Efforts to End Animal Suffering

by Lori B. Girshick
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An Account of one Woman's Courage, Caring, and Generosity in the Face of the Inhumane Brigitte Bardot-a global icon of French cinema-has used her fame to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Leaving the spotlight of stardom, she has dedicated her time and fortune to promoting ...
Tears of Battle: An Animal Rights Memoir
An Account of one Woman's Courage, Caring, and Generosity in the Face of the Inhumane Brigitte Bardot-a global icon of French cinema-has used her fame to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Leaving the spotlight of stardom, she has dedicated her time and fortune to promoting the welfare of animals, both domestic and wild, around the world. Over the past forty years, Bardot has evolved from an international film icon of the glamorous sixties to an icon of that of a crusader for animal rights, forming her own foundation and meeting with leaders from around the world and lobbying for legislation to protect animals. In this poignant memoir, she uncovers the struggles of her decades-long battle-detailing the too few victories and the heartbreaking defeats-and revealing herself as never before seen through her reflections about nature, herself as a superstar, and the passion that has driven her away from glamour of her previous fame toward the humble calling of serving others.
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26.240000 USD

Tears of Battle: An Animal Rights Memoir

by Brigitte Bardot
Hardback
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In thirteenth-century China, a Daoist monk named Gao Daokuan (1195-1277) composed a series of illustrated poems and accompanying verse commentary known as the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures. In this annotated translation and study, Louis Komjathy argues that this virtually unknown text offers unique insights into the transformative effects of Daoist ...
Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures
In thirteenth-century China, a Daoist monk named Gao Daokuan (1195-1277) composed a series of illustrated poems and accompanying verse commentary known as the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures. In this annotated translation and study, Louis Komjathy argues that this virtually unknown text offers unique insights into the transformative effects of Daoist contemplative practice. Taming the Wild Horse examines Gao's illustrated poems in terms of monasticism and contemplative practice, as well as the multivalent meaning of the horse in traditional Chinese culture and the consequences for both human and nonhuman animals. The Horse Taming Pictures consist of twelve poems, ten of which are equine-centered. They develop the metaphor of a wild or untamed horse to represent ordinary consciousness, which must be reined in and harnessed through sustained self-cultivation, especially meditation. The compositions describe stages on the Daoist contemplative path. Komjathy provides opportunities for reflection on contemplative practice in general and Daoist meditation in particular, which may lead to a transpersonal way of perceiving and being.
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40.91 USD

Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures

by Louis Komjathy
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Tibetan Buddhism teaches compassion toward all beings, a category that explicitly includes animals. Slaughtering animals is morally problematic at best and, at worst, completely incompatible with a religious lifestyle. Yet historically most Tibetans-both monastic and lay-have made meat a regular part of their diet. In this study of the place ...
Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet
Tibetan Buddhism teaches compassion toward all beings, a category that explicitly includes animals. Slaughtering animals is morally problematic at best and, at worst, completely incompatible with a religious lifestyle. Yet historically most Tibetans-both monastic and lay-have made meat a regular part of their diet. In this study of the place of vegetarianism within Tibetan religiosity, Geoffrey Barstow explores the tension between Buddhist ethics and Tibetan cultural norms to offer a novel perspective on the spiritual and social dimensions of meat eating. Food of Sinful Demons shows the centrality of vegetarianism to the cultural history of Tibet through specific ways in which nonreligious norms and ideals shaped religious beliefs and practices. Barstow offers a detailed analysis of the debates over meat eating and vegetarianism, from the first references to such a diet in the tenth century through the Chinese invasion in the 1950s. He discusses elements of Tibetan Buddhist thought-including monastic vows, the Buddhist call to compassion, and tantric antinomianism-that see meat eating as morally problematic. He then looks beyond religious attitudes to examine the cultural, economic, and environmental factors that oppose the Buddhist critique of meat, including Tibetan concepts of medicine and health, food scarcity, the display of wealth, and idealized male gender roles. Barstow argues that the issue of meat eating was influenced by a complex interplay of factors, with religious perspectives largely supporting vegetarianism while practical concerns and secular ideals pulled in the other direction. He concludes by addressing the surge in vegetarianism in contemporary Tibet in light of evolving notions of Tibetan identity and resistance against the central Chinese state. The first book to discuss this complex issue, Food of Sinful Demons is essential reading for scholars interested in Tibetan religion, history, and culture as well as global food history.
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29.400000 USD

Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet

by Geoffrey Barstow
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Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and ...
Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions
Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved. Readers will find this to be an ideal resource for researchers and students in animal behavior, specifically focusing on dog behavior and human-canine relationships. In addition, veterinarians seeking further information on dog behavior and the social temperament of these companion animals will find this book to be informative.
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41.950000 USD

Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions

by Tracy L. Campion, Professor James C. Ha
Paperback / softback
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Take a look at the packaging on a container of milk and you're likely to see bucolic idylls of red barns, green pastures, and happy, well-treated cows. In truth, the distance from a living cow to a glass of milk is vast, and nearly impossible to grasp in a way ...
The Cow with Ear Tag #1389
Take a look at the packaging on a container of milk and you're likely to see bucolic idylls of red barns, green pastures, and happy, well-treated cows. In truth, the distance from a living cow to a glass of milk is vast, and nearly impossible to grasp in a way that resonates with an average person ticking items off a grocery list. To translate this journey into tangible terms, Kathryn Gillespie had a brilliant idea: to follow the moments in the life cycles of individual animals-animals like The Cow with Ear Tag #1389. In contrast to the widely known truths of commercial meat manufacture, the dairy industry enjoys a relatively benign reputation, with most consumers unaware of this kitchen staple's backstory. The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 explores how the seemingly nonthreatening practice of raising animals for milk is just one link in a chain that affects livestock across the agricultural spectrum. Gillespie takes readers to farms, auction yards, slaughterhouses, and even rendering plants to show how living cows are transformed into food. The result is an empathetic look at cows and our relationship with them, one that makes both their lives and their suffering real-in particular, the fleeting encounter with the cow of the title, just one animal whose story galvanized Gillespie to write this book. The myriad ways that the commercial meat industry causes harm are at the forefront of numerous discussions today. The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 adds a crucial piece to these conversations by asking us to consider the individual animals whose lives we may take for granted.
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31.62 USD

The Cow with Ear Tag #1389

by Kathryn Gillespie
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In this original and provocative book, Colin Dayan tackles head-on the inexhaustible world, at once tender and fierce, of dogs and humans. We follow the tracks of dogs in the bayous of Louisiana, the streets of Istanbul, and the humane societies of the United States, and in the memories and ...
With Dogs at the Edge of Life
In this original and provocative book, Colin Dayan tackles head-on the inexhaustible world, at once tender and fierce, of dogs and humans. We follow the tracks of dogs in the bayous of Louisiana, the streets of Istanbul, and the humane societies of the United States, and in the memories and myths of the humans who love them. Dayan reorients our ethical and political assumptions through a trans-species engagement that risks as much as it promises. She makes a powerful case for questioning what we think of as our deepest-held beliefs and, with dogs in the lead, unsettles the dubious promises of liberal humanism. Moving seamlessly between memoir, case law, and film, Dayan takes politics and animal studies in a new direction-one that gives us glimpses of how we can think beyond ourselves and with other beings. Her unconventional perspective raises hard questions and renews what it means for any animal or human to live in the twenty-first century. Nothing less than a challenge for us to confront violence and suffering even in the privileged precincts of modernity, this searing and lyrical book calls for another way to think the world. Theoretically sophisticated yet aimed at a broad readership, With Dogs at the Edge of Life illuminates how dogs-and their struggles-take us beyond sentimentality and into a form of thought that can make a difference to our lives.
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24.150000 USD

With Dogs at the Edge of Life

by Colin Dayan
Paperback / softback
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