Humane Events

Join Our Mailing List

Powered by Robly

Animal Welfare & Rights

animal_consciousness Animal Consciousness by Daisie and Michael Radner
Prometheus Books, 1996
The authors review the work of Rene Descartes regarding the theory of mind and demonstrate that he did not hold the view so frequently attributed to him. Drawing upon philosophy, psychology, biology, and ethology, the authors challenge the doctrines that have led to an impasse in our understanding of animals.
animal_experimentation Animal Experimentation: The Moral Issues  edited by Robert M. Baird
Prometheus Books, 1991
Part of the Contemporary Issues series, this book presents a balanced collection of 16 essays depicting opposing views over animal rights versus human welfare. While some of the articles are dated in their statistics, their arguments are still relevant today.
 animal_impact Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World by Caryn Ginsberg
Priority Ventures Group, 2011
Readers will discover how more than 80 leading advocates have created change for animals. Through her own experience and that of others, the author has developed a seven-step system for transforming advocacy to obtain better results for animals, whether at the grassroots or global level.
 animal_liberation Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement by Peter Singer
Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009
In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today’s “factory farms” and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.
 animal_manifesto_ Animal Manifesto, The: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint
by Marc Bekoff
New World Library, 2010
Bekoff demonstrates that animals experience a rich range of emotions and that we should therefore improve our treatment of them by “expanding our compassion footprint.” Bekoff offers six compelling reasons ((for instance, animals think and feel) for changing the way we treat them—whether in factory farms, labs, circuses, or in our vanishing wilderness.
 animal_rights Animal Rights by Shasta Gaughen, Book Editor
Greenhaven Press, 2005
Part of the Contemporary Issues series, Animal Rights presents a balanced approach to the issue of whether animals should have rights, should be used in experimentation, and should be used for food. Essays from experts on both sides of the issues present well thought out arguments in easy to understand language.
 animal_rights_human_morality Animal Rights and Human Morality, 3rd edition by Bernard E. Rollin
Prometheus Books, 2006
Drawing upon his philosophical expertise, his extensive experience working with animal issues all over the world, and his knowledge of biological science, the author develops a compelling analysis of animal rights as it is emerging in society. This expanded third edition includes a new chapter on animal agriculture, plus additional discussions of animal law, companion animal issues, genetic engineering, animal pain, and animal research, among other topics.
 animal_rights_paul Animals Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know by Paul Waldau
Oxford University Press, 2011
The author addresses the philosophical and legal arguments that form the basis of animal rights as he covers topics concerning companion, wild, research, work, and food animals. He goes beyond what is occurring in the United States to highlight animal issues in other countries. Along the way, he gives the reader insight into the history of animal protection as well as the political and social issues facing animals today.
 animal_theology Animal Theology by Andrew Linzey
University of Illinois Press, 1995
Linzey is an important Christian voice and animal rights theologian who is speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. He takes to task the Christian faith in its treatment of animals on factory farms, in hunting, and in laboratories.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topic: Spirituality & Pet Loss
 animals_as_persons Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation by Gary L. Francione
Columbia University Press, 2008
The author, a philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances. He promotes veganism and nonviolence as the foundation of his abolitionist theory of animal rights in a collection of essays and articles, which represent milestones In the formation of the modern theory of the legal and moral rights of animals.
animals_emotion_morality Animals Emotion & Morality: Marking the Boundary by B. A. Dixon
Prometheus Books, 20008
The author, a professor of philosophy, leads us through the emotional lives of a number of animals. Through the examination of emotional kinship, the role of emotions as virtues, Darwin’s principle about evolutionary continuity, the nature of primate empathy, the possibility of morally appraising children and animals, and how the animal narrative should be used as a methodology for thinking about the animal mind, she concludes that we are unwarranted in attributing to animals morally laden emotions.
animals_nature_albert_schweitzer Animals, Nature & Albert Schweitzer by Ann Cottrell Free
The Flying Fox Press, 1988
Through Dr. Schweitzer’s own words, the author shows how he developed his reverence for all life, starting with his childhood and how he carried out his beliefs in his work in Africa and around the world.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topic: Activism
 animals_property_law_ Animals, Property, and the Law by Gary L. Francione
Temple University Press, 1995
Francione states the current legal standard of animal welfare does not and cannot establish rights for animals. As long as they are viewed as property, animals will be subject to suffering. . Francione discusses the history of the treatment of animals, anticruelty statutes, vivisection, and the Federal Animal Welfare Act, among other topics.
 image_coming_soon_l Because We Love Them…A Handbook for Animal Lovers
by Anna C. Briggs with Constance Clark
NHES, 1994
The founder of The National Humane Education Society covers topics from puppy mills to hunting, from cock fighting to farmed animals in this compact treatise on the welfare of animals in our country.
 beyond_animal_rights Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics by Tony Milligan
Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010
The author raises some thought-provoking ideas when he writes about the use of animals for food, as pets, and for experimentation. He presents arguments on both sides of the ethical issues of using animals in our modern society, creating an opportunity for readers to think through their own relationships with animals.
christianity_animal_rights Christianity and the Rights of Animals by Andrew Linzey
Crossroad, 1987
Linzey, a theologian working in the field of animal-human relations, presents a comprehensive and well-argued theological case for the rights of animals. He challenges us to look at our insensitivity toward animal life and how we can go about changing our behaviors.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topic: Spirituality & Pet Loss
 confronting_cruelty Confronting Cruelty: Moral Orthodoxy and the Challenge of the Animal Rights Movement by Lyle Munro
Brill, 2005
This book covers social movement theory in three countries: the United States, England, and Australia. The author shows how animal rights activists in those countries are engaged in the social construction of cruelty as a social problem which they seek to prevent.
defending_animal_rights Defending Animal Rights by Tom Regan
University of Illinois Press, 2006
Regan addresses the key issues in the debate about animal rights as he systematically unravels claims that human beings are rational and therefore entitled to superior moral status. Regan defends the inherent value of all individuals who are “subjects of a life” and decries the speciesism that pretends to separate human from nonhuman animals.
dominion Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
by Matthew Scully
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003
Scully argues that the important thing is not insisting upon equal “rights” for animals but in treating them with a basis of respect and dignity. He comes as close as a philosophy can to representing animal rights goals while not proclaiming animals to be equal in status to humans. Scully investigates several major animal industries, including hunting, whaling, and factory farming.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topic: Spirituality & Pet Loss
drawing_the_line Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights by Steven M. Wise
Perseus Books, 2002
Wise explores the intelligence and abilities of animals across the evolutionary spectrum—from his own son and other intelligent primates to dolphins, elephants, parrots, dogs—even honeybees—through case studies and reports from the field. The book engages the reader in a thoughtful debate about the place of animals in a world dominated by humans.
emotional_lives_of_animals Emotional Lives of Animals, The: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy—and Why They Matter by Marc Bekoff
New World Library, 2007
Bekoff demonstrates that all animals, wild and domesticated, have emotions—anger, happiness, sadness, etc. He asks us to reexamine the nature of who we are and our relationship to the nonhuman animals of the world. He then urges us to look at the way we abuse animals in factory farms, research centers, and other arenas and calls on us to have a “heart.”
empty_cages Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights by Tom Regan
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2004
Regan, a leading philosopher in the animal rights movement, argues for the rights of nonhuman animals. He explains, in easy to read language, why it is wrong for human animals to exploit nonhuman animals for food, clothing, entertainment, medical research, etc.
for_the_love_of_animals_julian For the Love of Animals: Helping Our Animal Friends Survive by F.T. Julian
F.T. Julian Publishing, Inc., 2002
Julian presents an overview of the many hardships facing animal species around the world created by human beings. He suggests ways in which we can modify our behavior to help accommodate the other species of this planet by having a balanced approach to living in harmony with others.
image_coming_soon_l For the Love of Animals: The Story of The National Humane Education Society
by Anna C. Briggs
The National Humane Education Society, 1990
For the Love of Animals is the story of Anna C. and James P. Briggs and the founding of The National Humane Society (NHES) and Peace Plantation.
inhumane_society Inhumane Society: The American Way of Exploiting Animals by Michael W. Fox, DVM
St. Martins Griffin, 1990
Covering a wide variety of animal issues, from companion animals to animal research, Fox focuses on our commitment to foster respect and reverence for all life and for the environment. He believes the ills of modern society are reflected in the way we treat animals and that most animal suffering is caused by humans and not by nature.
image_coming_soon_l Legacy of Love: Teaching Future Generations to Care about Animals by Anna C. Briggs
The National Humane Education Society, 1998
This book shows how we can make a difference in the lives of animals and how they can bring joy into our lives as well. The reader leans what to do if he or she becomes aware of animal cruelty, finds an injured animal in the woods, or wants to buy a puppy from a pet store.
living_in_harmony_with_animals Living in Harmony with Animals by Carla Bennet
Book Publishing Company, 1999
Tips and advice written from the perspective of an animal rights columnist, Carla Bennet. Carla answers commonly asked questions about animal welfare and gives valuable information on how to help animals in your community.
longest_struggle Longest Struggle, The: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps
Lantern Books, 2007
The author describes the roots of animal rights in the ancient world and then proceeds to show the development of animal protection through the Enlightenment, to the anti-vivisection battles of the Victorian Era, to the birth of the modern animal rights movement. Phelps introduces the reader to some of the animal rights movement’s most fascinating activists.
mind_cheeseburger Mind If I Order the Cheese Burger: And Other Questions People Ask Vegans
by Sherry F. Colb
Lantern Books, 2013
A well-researched, yet easily readable work, Cheese Burger helps answer numerous questions often asked of vegans, including the question in the title. Other questions include: What About Plants? What About “Humanely Raised” Animal Products? If We All Become Vegan, Won’t Farmed Animals Disappear? These, and other questions, form the titles of the chapters in this engaging book.
save_in_heart No Room, Save in the Heart: Poetry and Prose on Reverence for life—Animals, Nature & Humankind by Ann Cottrell Free
The Flying Fox Press, 1987
The book, divided into five sections, conveys moments of deep sorrow and bright joy over animals, nature, and humans. The author bears witness in poems and brief essays accompanied by drawings to our inhumanity to animals and our irreverence for life.
image_coming_soon_l Paws for Thought: How Animals Enrich Our lives—and How We Can Better Care for Them by Anna C. Briggs
The National Humane Education Society, 1997
This book is filled with real-life stories from friends of The National Humane Education Society (NHES) who have rescued, cared for, and loved animals. It is a celebration fo the warm, loving relationship between humans and animals of all kinds.
pig_who_sang Pig Who Sang to the Moon, The: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Ballantine Books, 2004
Masson makes the case that the animals humans eat feel, think, and suffer. In each chapter, Masson interweaves folklore, science, and his observations of specific animal behavior. Masson champions the rights of animals to live their physical and emotional lives to the fullest, unencumbered by the demands of humans.
pleasurable_kingdom Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good by Jonathan Balcombe
Macmillan, July 10, 2007
Balcombe presents an introduction to the basic issues of animal behavior. He offers evidence from both scientific study and anecdote that animals do experience pleasure, that their behaviors are not merely mechanistic or instinctive. He ends with a plea for improving the lives of animals, from battery hens and pigs kept in dark concrete barns to the millions of lab rats consigned to wire cages.
primer_on_animal_rights Primer on Animal Rights, A by Kim W. Stallwood, Editor
Lantern Books, 2002
The author has gathered investigative reports and comprehensive studies documenting how animals are cruelly mistreated and commercial exploited for profit. The author groups the information into six categories: companion animals, wildlife, hunting, animals in entertainment, animals in agriculture, and animals in science and education.
putting_horse_descartes Putting the Horse before Descartes by Bernard E. Rollin
Temple University Press, 2011
This book is about the importance of ethical consideration in our interactions with animals. The author explores these interactions in various settings: veterinary schools, research laboratories, farms, animal shelters, and at home. Autobiographical in nature, the author describes how he became an outspoken critic of the way animals were treated in veterinary and medical schools and research laboratories along with his efforts to legally mandate more humane conditions for animals in those settings.
rattling_the_cage Rattling the Cages: Toward Legal Rights for Animals by Stephen Wise
Perseus Publishing, 2001
Wise presents a thorough survey of the legal, philosophical, and religious origins of our inhumanity towards members of the animal kingdom. He argues that chimpanzees and bonobos, in particular, be granted the status of legal personhood and be guaranteed the basic protections of bodily integrity and freedom from harm.
rights_animals Rights of Animals, The by Debra A. Miller, ed.
Greenhaven Press, 2009
Part of the Current Controversies series, this book presents arguments for and against the use of animals in our society. A wide variety of essays authored by those on both sides of the issue present arguments for and against animal rights, animal treatment in the food industry, animal experimentation, and animals in entertainment.
romanticism_animal_rights Romanticism and Animal Rights by David Perkins
Cambridge University Press, 2003
Late 18th century literature produced an unprecedented amount of writing urging kindness to animals. The author draws on this literature to show how this period took up the issue of what we now call animal rights.
love_hate_eat Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight About Animals by Hal Herzog
Harper 2010
The author, a social scientist, leads the reader through the full spectrum of human-animal relations based on his groundbreaking research on our complex and often paradoxical relationships with animals. Blending anthropology, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, the author crafts a narrative enriched with real-life anecdotes, scientific research, and his own sense of moral ambivalence.
speaking_out_for_animals Speaking Out for Animals: True Stories about Real People Who Rescue Animals
by Kim W. Stallwood, ed.
Lantern Books, 2001
Stallwood brings together moving and inspiring stories of many who are involved in animal advocacy, including Lorri Bauston, Karen Davis, Paul McCartney, Jeffrey Masson, Peter Singer, Steve Wise, to name a few. The stories of the rescuers and the rescued provide an eye-opening look at the horrific conditions under which many nonhuman animals live.
strategic_action Strategic Action for Animals: A Handbook on Strategic Movement Building, Organizing, and Activism for Animal Liberation by Melanie Joy, Ph.D., Ed.M.
Lantern Books, 2008
The author outlines a variety of ways in which animal activists can become more effective as well as ways that thwart their campaigns and waste resources. She also addresses the issue of burnout among activists.
animal_matters Strolling with Our Kin: Speaking for and Respecting Voiceless Animals by Marc Bekoff
American Anti-Vivisection Society, 2000
Bekoff takes the reader on a philosophical and ethical journey, examining how we can all live in harmony with our fellow kin. He asks us to explore our thoughts and expand our views of a world made up of many species, only one of which is human.
image_coming_soon_l Struggle for Animal Rights, The by Tom Regan
International Society for Animals Rights, Inc., 1987
Regan recounts his own struggle and that of other animal rights activists as they begin to see the philosophical foundation and the moral truths of the animal rights movement. He helps animal rights activist see what they are fighting for and how to find common ground with those who are not in accord with their beliefs.
ten_trusts Ten Trusts, The by Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff
HarperOne, 2003
Goodall and Bekoff offer a conservation plan designed to protect animals and help educate people about the importance of saving animals and the environment. Among the 10 trusts are “Rejoice that we are part of the animal kingdom,” “Refrain from harming life in order to learn about it,” and “Have the courage of our convictions.” A blend of anecdotes and scientific data illustrates why each trust is important.
thank_monkey Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals by Karen Dawn
Harper Paperbacks, 2008
Dawn covers all the major animal rights issues past and present, including animals as pets, in entertainment, for food, and in scientific testing. Detailed, well-researched, and at times humorous, Thanking the Monkey advances the interests of animals and discourages the use of animals as objects of human use.
unnatural_order Unnatural Order, An: Why We Are Destroying the Planet and Each Other, A Manifesto for Change by Jim Mason
Continuum, 1997
Jim Mason explores the culture of animal use and abuse from the beginning of time to present day, along with the many factors that have shaped our relationship with animals and the environment. He analyzes the West’s “dominionist” world view and how that translates into the power humans exert on the rest of the world’s inhabitants, including animals, and the planet herself.
when_elephants_weep When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy
Delta, 1996
The authors show through anecdotes from published works of such noted behaviorists as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Cynthia Moss that animals do lead emotional lives. Chapters are divided into topics such as fear, love, grief, compassion, and beauty. When Elephants Weep is a well-documented defense of animal emotions.
why_animals_matter Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection by Erin E. Williams & Margo DeMello
Prometheus Books, 2007
The authors examine cruelty to animals on an institutional level in various industries, including the meat industry, hunting, the textile industry, animal experimentation, the pet industry, and animals in entertainment.
love_dogs_eat_pigs Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism by Melanie Joy
Conari Press, 2010
Joy looks at how we have conditioned ourselves to think and act a certain way toward animals and then challenges us to look at our behavior relative to the animals in our lives and make some changes in that behavior. Her insight and research into how we got to where we are is detailed and compelling.




Print Friendly, PDF & Email