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Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...

Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

by Gary Steiner Columbia University Press (April 16, 2013)

While postmodern approaches to politics and ethics have offered some intriguing and influential insights in philosophy and theory, Gary Steiner illuminates the fundamental inability of these approaches to arrive...

How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure

by Allie Phillips Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2010)

Pound seizure or pound release involves a shelter selling or giving away cats and dogs to research facilities, universities, or Class B Dealers (random source animal brokers licensed by the U.S. Department of...

Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives

by Thomas French Hachette Books (July 06, 2010)

"This story, told by a master teller of such things, does more than take you inside the cages, fences, and walls of a zoo. It takes you inside the human heart, and an elephant's, and a primate's, and on and...

Nobody's Horses: The Dramatic Rescue of the Wild Herd of White Sands

by Don Höglund Atria Books (September 10, 2013)

Descended from the greatest horses of the American West, the wild horses living on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico -- one of the most dangerous places on Earth -- were a national treasure and a living...

Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

by Gary L. Francione & Gary Steiner Columbia University Press (June 05, 2008)

A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and...

Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

by David Nibert & Dr. Michael W. Fox Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 28, 2002)

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...

Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship

by Gary Steiner Columbia University Press (September 15, 2008)

Gary Steiner argues that ethologists and philosophers in the analytic and continental traditions have largely failed to advance an adequate explanation of animal behavior. Critically engaging the positions of...

The Ten Trusts

by Jane Goodall & Marc Bekoff HarperOne (August 06, 2013)

World-renowned behavioral scientists Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff have set forth ten trusts that we must honor as custodians of the planet. They argue passionately and persuasively that if we put these trusts...

Being Animal: Beasts and Boundaries in Nature Ethics

by Anna Peterson Columbia University Press (May 21, 2013)

If nature is what lies beyond human society, then animals must be a part of it. For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in...

Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

by Colleen Glenney Boggs Columbia University Press (January 08, 2013)

Consulting a diverse archive of literary texts, Colleen Glenney Boggs places animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject. From the bestiality trials of the seventeenth-century...

Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Human-Animal Encounters

by Julie A. Smith & Robert W. Mitchell Columbia University Press (November 27, 2012)

In these multidisciplinary essays, academic scholars and animal experts explore the nature of animal minds and the methods humans conventionally and unconventionally use to understand them. The collection features...


by Gene Stone, Ingrid Newkirk & Mayim Bialik Simon & Schuster (January 07, 2020)

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...

The Humane Economy

by Wayne Pacelle & Eric Jason Martin HarperAudio (April 19, 2016)

A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures, from the renowned animal-rights advocate...

Visionary Women

by Andrea Barnet & Cassandra Campbell HarperAudio (March 13, 2018)

Four influential women we thought we knew well--Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters--and how they spearheaded the modern progressive movement

This is the story of four visionaries who profoundly...


by Ingrid Newkirk, Gene Stone & Jonathan Todd Ross Simon & Schuster Audio (January 07, 2020)

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...

The Joyful Vegan

by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional pressures of being vegan? That's the hard part.

Motivated by a desire to eat more healthfully or live more ethically, many people...

The Dog Merchants

by Kim Kavin & Tamara Marston Blackstone Publishing (May 02, 2016)

We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin reveals the complex network behind the $11-billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A must-listen for the benefit of...

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson & Tim Jerome Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2006)

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson's groundbreaking When Elephants Weep explored emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he reveals startling evidence that barnyard creatures have...

Animals and Ethics

by Rem B. Edwards, Robert Guillaume, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 19, 2006)

For most of human history, killing animals presented few moral problems; they seemed made for our use. But the rapid growth and increasing dominance of human civilization, along with the discovery that humans...

Rescue Ink

by Rescue Ink, Tom Weiner & Denise Flaim Blackstone Publishing (September 17, 2009)

This is the true story of ten tough and tattooed bikers who rescue animals in danger while spreading the message that “Abusers Are Losers.”

When Joe Panz, Johnny O, Batso, Big Ant, G, Angel, Des, and Eric...

Pigs of Paradise

by T. R. Todd Skyhorse (October 16, 2018)

“The Bahamas are famous for sun, sand--and swimming pigs.” --National Geographic

In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For...

Saving Molly

by James Mahoney Algonquin Books (January 05, 1998)

The puppy was dying when James Mahoney found her. Molly was not the first dying animal the research veterinarian had seen. But Molly's struggle sent him barreling over rough Jamaican mountains in a borrowed...

Animal Rights Without Liberation: Applied Ethics and Human Obligations

by Alasdair Cochrane Columbia University Press (August 21, 2012)

Alasdair Cochrane provides an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He applies this theory to a whole range of different and under-explored policy areas, such as...

Understanding Others

by Dominick LaCapra Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

To what extent do we and can we understand others—other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms...

Living with Animals

by Natalie Porter & Ilana Gershon Cornell University Press (September 15, 2018)

Living with Animals is a collection of imagined animal guides—a playful and accessible look at different human-animal relationships around the world. Anthropologists and their co-authors have written accounts...

Designer Dogs: An Exposé

by Madeline Bernstein & Dr. Phil McGraw Apollo Publishers (October 09, 2018)

Designer Dogs is the shocking exposure of the dangers of continuing to make our dogs tinier or funnier looking, more “Instagram worthy,” and presents startling new revelations on why this threatens French...

Heart of Oneness

by Jennifer Kavanagh Christian Alternative (December 08, 2017)

Our screens and newsfeeds are full of violent images; our world is full of poverty, inequality and injustice. We find it hard to live together, in our families, communities, or in the world at large. At the...

Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies

by Anne Vallely, Aaron S. Gross, Jonathan Safran Foer & Wendy Doniger Columbia University Press (April 24, 2012)

Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals’ significance...

Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

by Marianne DeKoven & Michael Lundblad Columbia University Press (December 20, 2011)

The question of the animal has preoccupied an increasing number of humanities, science, and social science scholars in recent years, and important work continues to expand the burgeoning field of animal studies....

The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue

by Cary Wolfe, Paola Cavalieri, Matthew Calarco & Harlan B. Miller et al. Columbia University Press (February 11, 2009)

While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee,...

Advocates for Animals

by Lori B. Girshick & Gene Baur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

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...

Beyond Beliefs

by Melanie Joy, PhD & Kathy Freston Roundtree Press (September 12, 2017)

Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters can feel like they’re living in different worlds. Many vegans and vegetarians struggle to feel understood and respected in a meat-eating culture, where some of their most...

The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies

by J. L. Schatz, Amber E. George, Anthony J. Nocella Ii & Sean Parson et al. Lexington Books (May 02, 2017)

The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies:Toward Eco-ability, Justice, and Liberation is an interdisciplinary collection of theoretical writings on the intersectional liberation...

History and Its Limits

by Dominick LaCapra Cornell University Press (February 23, 2011)

Dominick LaCapra's History and Its Limits articulates the relations among intellectual history, cultural history, and critical theory, examining the recent rise of "Practice Theory" and probing the limitations...

Please Don't Eat the Animals: All the Reasons You Need to be a Vegetarian

by Jennifer Horsman & Jaime Flowers Quill Driver Books (October 01, 2006)

Please Don’t Eat the Animals is an exciting and provocative new book on the universal benefits of being a vegetarian. Authors Horsman and Flowers detail the many reasons for the burgeoning movement toward...

Food of Sinful Demons

by Geoffrey Barstow Columbia University Press (October 24, 2017)

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...

Speculative Taxidermy

by Giovanni Aloi Columbia University Press (January 23, 2018)

Taxidermy, once the province of natural history and dedicated to the pursuit of lifelike realism, has recently resurfaced in the world of contemporary art,culture, and interior design. In Speculative Taxidermy,...

Animal Rights, Human Wrongs

by Tom Regan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2003)

Regan provides the theoretical framework that grounds a responsible pro-animal rights perspective, and ultimately explores how asking moral questions about other animals can lead to a better understanding of...

Fear of the Animal Planet

by Jason Hribal & Jeffery St. Clair AK Press (January 11, 2011)

Taking the reader deep inside of the circus, the zoo, and similar operations, Fear of the Animal Planet provides a window into animal behavior: chimpanzees escape, elephants attack, orcas demand more food, and...

Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film

by Anat Pick Columbia University Press (April 07, 2011)

Simone Weil once wrote that "the vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a mark of existence." With these words, she established a relationship among vulnerability, beauty, and...

Dignity, Pleasures, Vulgarity

by James Brusseau Overflow (March 07, 2017)

While writing a chapter on contemporary animal rights for an ethics book, philosophy professor James Brusseau began asking how the animal studies could reflect back to reveal human truths. Dignity, Pleasures,...

Barle's Story: One Polar Bear's Amazing Recovery from Life as a Circus Act

by Else Poulsen & Gay Bradshaw Greystone Books (June 07, 2014)

When a 19-year old female polar bear named Barle is rescued from the inhumane conditions of a circus in the Caribbean and flown to safety in Detroit, zookeeper Else Poulsen — renowned throughout the world for...

The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

by Mark Leiren-Young Greystone Books (September 13, 2016)

The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale — a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them

Killer whales had always...

Extinct Animals

by Speedy Publishing Speedy Kids (January 03, 2015)

A book about extinct animals can possibly help spark a child's imagination by presenting the child with descriptions of animals that encourage visualization. The extinct animals that are described are no longer...

Humans and Other Animals

by Samantha Hurn Pluto Press (April 20, 2012)

Humans and Other Animals is about the myriad and evolving ways in which humans and animals interact, the divergent cultural constructions of humanity and animality found around the world, and individual experiences...

Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

by Nathan H. Lents Columbia University Press (May 17, 2016)

Animals fall in love, establish rules for fair play, exchange valued goods and services, hold “funerals” for fallen comrades, deploy sex as a weapon, and communicate with one another using rich vocabularies....

With Dogs at the Edge of Life

by Colin Dayan Columbia University Press (December 08, 2015)

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...

A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All

by Mark Hawthorne Changemakers Books (July 29, 2016)

Veganism is a journey, and A Vegan Ethic explores veganism as an infinite model of social justice.

Screening the Nonhuman: Representations of Animal Others in the Media

by J. L. Schatz, Amber E. George, Matthew Lerberg & Christina Victoria Cedillo et al. Lexington Books (April 27, 2016)

This collection draws connections between the ways in which animals represented on screen translate into reality. In doing so, it demonstrates that media consumption is not a neutral act but, rather, a political...