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Why Animals Matter : The Case for Animal Protection (Paperback)

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on 7/4/2007

Why Animals Matter would be a great resource for schools, colleges, researchers, and students … as well as people who simply want to learn more about animal protection. The book is well-organized, level-headed, and a good read. The authors use common-sense explanations and examples in this heavily-footnoted book to illustrate the fact that animals suffer at our hands. Why Animals Matter illustrates the hidden suffering of most animals with whom we share the earth including farm animals, wildlife, laboratory animals, companion animals, and animals used for fur. Why Animals Matter describes the industries that transform animals into food, sport, tools and clothing, but goes on to explain what we all can do to reduce animals suffering. The environment and people also suffer from our mistreatment of animals. Why Animals Matter illustrates the degradation of our planet in our hunger for more and cheaper meat and the suffering of workers who are trapped by the industry, work in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, and are blocked from unionizing. It also details the environmental and social problems caused by other industries that profit from animals.

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Excellent book!

by a. akerlund on 7/4/2007

I was able to get an advanced copy of this book, and it provided a comprehensive overview of the various industries tied to the animal welfare movement. The details included opened my eyes to not only the animal abuses, but also how the actions of these industries affect our environment and the lives and health of the workers they employ. I was impressed with the extensive footnoting (great for future reading!), and the case studies used to supplement the facts provided. I also appreciated the way the authors wrote in a reasonable, factual, straight-forward way about everything from factory farming, to the entertainment industry, to companion animals, to wildlife. A great introduction to animal protection, it even provides easy ways people can effect change for animals in their everyday lives. A great read for those familiar with the movement, or anyone looking for a thorough introduction to this important issue.

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Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection offers a concise yet complete overview of the problems of animal suffering, linking them to larger issues of human and environmental exploitation.


Publisher Prometheus Books
Mfg Part# 9781591025238
SKU 203303006
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1591025230
Release Date 6/5/2007
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Number of Pages 0420
Publisher Prometheus Books
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