Vegan & Animal Rights Books
Listed here are some great books containing
information about vegan and animal rights issues. I've also included some
children's books. Vegan cookbooks can be found
at this link. If you know of any books
that should be included in this list, please
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From the Publisher: Speciesism (prejudice
against nonhuman animals) survives through lies. Animal Equality's
compelling evidence of nonhuman thought and emotion debunks language
that characterizes other animals as unreasoning or insensitive. Vivid
descriptions of hunting, sportfishing, zoos, aquaprisons, vivisection,
and food-industry captivity and slaughter reveal the cruelty that
misleading words legitimize and conceal. Animal Equality also
uncovers the speciesist attitudes and practices underlying much racist
and sexist language. Every animal nonhuman or human deserves equal
consideration and protection, Joan Dunayer argues.
Although Peter Singer, did not use the term "Animal
Rights" in his first edition (and even initially ridiculed the notion of
animal rights), this b'ook is arguably the book that started the Animal
Rights and Liberation movements. Singer starts by cataloging the horrors
of present-day animal cruelty: from factory farms to animal research,
etc. He then expounds upon how vegetarianism and an understanding of speciesism are essential steps to combating this cruelty. The book ends
with practical cooking tips.
From the Publisher: This accessible and
cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western
civilization, one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of
oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that the oppression
both of humans and of other species of animals is inextricably tangled
within the structure of social arrangements. Nibert asserts that human
use and mistreatment of other animals are not natural and do little to
further the human condition.
This book provides great information about health
issues, the environment and the suffering of food animals. Numerous
tables are included with dietary information for various foods. Special
attention is also given to vegan athletes, pregnant woman and children.
Whereas Peter Singer launched the Animal Liberation
movement, Tom Regan coined the term Animal Rights. In this philosophical
treatise, Tom Regan meticulously uncovers the paradoxes in belief
systems in which animals can be exploited.
A great book talking about our dependence on animals for
food and the awful conditions under which animals are raised.
The author of this book was expected to someday take
over the ice cream company Baskin-Robbins. Instead, he followed his
calling and decided to devote his life to the welfare of all species and
This book is packed with facts. It's a thick book, but
because of the great writing style, surprisingly easy to read.
A book filled with stunning photographs. The
photographs accompany the fascinating studies done by the author into
the lives of animals. He divided the book in several chapters
highlighting subjects like "Play", "Touch", "Love", "Comfort" and
"Companionship". It's a true pictorial celebration of animal pleasure.
I'm proud that my
photo of piglets taken at Farm Sanctuary was included in this book
Great book by the author of "Diet for a New America".
This book contains a lot of very well researched information on current
issues like genetically engineering and current environmental problems.
Peacemakers by Ken Beller and Heather
This book is a real treat for the
peace-loving soul. The authors have profiled 20 great peacemakers. For
each peacemaker they've included information about their background,
their peaceful actions and some wonderful quotes. The stories are each
only a few pages long, making it a very light read and accessible to
many people. The book is divided into five parts, including "Choosing
Nonviolence", "Living Peace", "Honoring Diversity", "Valuing All Life"
and "Caring for the Planet". It is almost impossible not to get inspired
while reading this book. As a bonus, you also learn something about
history. This book can be used as a wonderful tool to teach people about
peace and perhaps even move someone to action. It is dearly needed in
Law professor and animal rights advocate Gary
Francione has developed a theory of animal rights that relies only on
the sentience of nonhumans and that requires the abolition, and not
merely the regulation, of animal exploitation. In this book he examines
the concepts of property and equal consideration to arrive at the basic
contention of animal rights: that everyone has the right to be treated
as a means to an end.