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A FAITH EMBRACING ALL CREATURES
A FAITH EMBRACING ALL CREATURES

What is the purpose of animals? Didn't God give humans dominion over other creatures? Didn't Jesus eat lamb? These are the kinds of questions that Christians who advocate compassion toward other animals regularly face. Yet Christians who have [...]

ANIMAL AND CHRISTIANITY: A BOOK OF READINGS
ANIMAL AND CHRISTIANITY: A BOOK OF READINGS

What does the Christian tradition say about the condition and rights of animals? This helpful and timely anthology of selections from the Bible and from the great Christian thinkers of all times is an essential primer for those who care about [...]

ANIMAL LIBERATION: THE DEFINITIVE CLASSIC OF THE ANIMAL MOVEMENT
ANIMAL LIBERATION: THE DEFINITIVE CLASSIC OF THE ANIMAL MOVEMENT

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 envi [...]

ANIMAL RIGHTS & HUMAN MORALITY
ANIMAL RIGHTS & HUMAN MORALITY

A landmark book that garnered public accolades for its sensitive yet honest and forthright approach to the many disquieting questions surrounding the emotional debate over animal rights. Is moral concern something owed by human beings only to [...]

ANIMAL THEOLOGY
ANIMAL THEOLOGY

This book, based on a series of lectures given to the theology faculty at Oxford University, argues that contemporary agribusiness, based on the commodification of animals, is immoral and theologically indefensible. No vegan polemic or anti-vi [...]

ANIMAL WISE: HOW WE KNOW ANIMAL THINK AND FEEL
ANIMAL WISE: HOW WE KNOW ANIMAL THINK AND FEEL

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a fish? Or a parrot, dolphin, or an elephant? Do they experience thoughts that are similar to ours, or have feelings of grief and love? These are tough questions, but scientists are answering them. [...]

ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?
ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE?

What separates your mind from an animal’s? Maybe you think it’s your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future―all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet’s preeminent species. But in recen [...]

BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL
BEYOND WORDS: WHAT ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL

Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, r [...]

CHANGING THE GAME: ANIMAL LIBERATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
CHANGING THE GAME: ANIMAL LIBERATION IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Norm Phelps has long been one of the leading theoreticians, historians, and strategists of the animal advocacy movement. His new book collects his recent writings on this subject. Phelps argues that faced with the overwhelming wealth and power [...]

CREATURES OF THE SAME GOD: EXPLORATIONS IN ANIMAL THEOLOGY
CREATURES OF THE SAME GOD: EXPLORATIONS IN ANIMAL THEOLOGY

Dr. Andrew Linzey has been arguing that animals aren't only anything, but rather that they matter to God, and should do so to us. In this collection of essays, Linzey counters with his customary wit, erudition, and insight, some contemporary ( [...]

DISCIPLES: HOW JEWISH CHRISTIANITY SHAPED JESUS AND SHATTERED THE CHURCH
DISCIPLES: HOW JEWISH CHRISTIANITY SHAPED JESUS AND SHATTERED THE CHURCH

A book about the disciples of Jesus would typically start with Jesus himself: first there was Jesus, then he had disciples. This book suggests a fundamentally different story: first there was a movement, then Jesus emerged as its leader. This [...]

DOMINION: THE POWER OF MAN, THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS, AND THE CALL TO MERCY
DOMINION: THE POWER OF MAN, THE SUFFERING OF ANIMALS, AND THE CALL TO MERCY

Throughout Dominion, Scully counters the hypocritical arguments that attempt to excuse animal abuse: from those who argue that the Bible's message permits mankind to use animals as it pleases, to the hunter's argument that through hunting anim [...]

FARM SANCTUARY: CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS ABOUT ANIMALS AND FOOD
FARM SANCTUARY: CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS ABOUT ANIMALS AND FOOD

In Farm Sanctuary, Baur provides a thought-provoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk,and eggs -- and what each of us can do to stop the mistreatment of farm animals and promote com [...]

FOR LOVE OF ANIMALS: CHRISTIAN ETHICS, CONSISTENT ACTION
FOR LOVE OF ANIMALS: CHRISTIAN ETHICS, CONSISTENT ACTION

For Love of Animals is an honest and thoughtful look at our responsibility as Christians with respect to animals. Many Christians misunderstand both history and their own tradition in thinking about animals. They are joined by prominent secula [...]

FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN: AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE GROWTH OF THE ANIMAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT
FROM DUSK ‘TIL DAWN: AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF THE GROWTH OF THE ANIMAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT

Written by former Animal Liberation Front organizer Keith Mann, From Dusk 'til Dawn is a detailed account of the advance of the radical Animal Liberation Movement, from the English hunt saboteurs of the 1960's, to the Animal Liberation Front o [...]

GOD, HUMANS, AND ANIMALS: AN INVITATION TO ENLARGE OUR MORAL UNIVERSE
GOD, HUMANS, AND ANIMALS: AN INVITATION TO ENLARGE OUR MORAL UNIVERSE

This is a book about animals and the moral life. The kinds of questions it raises are profound and consequential: Do animals have moral standing? Do human beings have moral obligations to animals? If so, how extensive and weighty are those obl [...]

GROWL: LIFE LESSONS, HARD TRUTHS, AND BOLD STRATEGIES FROM AN ANIMAL ADVOCATE
GROWL: LIFE LESSONS, HARD TRUTHS, AND BOLD STRATEGIES FROM AN ANIMAL ADVOCATE

Equal parts personal narrative, social history, and impassioned call for rethinking animal advocacy, Growl describes Stallwood's journey from a meat-eating slaughterhouse worker to a vegan activist for all species. He explains the importance o [...]

IS GOD A VEGETARIAN?: CHRISTIANITY, VEGETARIANISM, AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
IS GOD A VEGETARIAN?: CHRISTIANITY, VEGETARIANISM, AND ANIMAL RIGHTS

Is God a Vegetarian? is one of the most complete explorations of vegetarianism in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Young, a linguistics and New Testament scholar, attempts to answer the question being asked with greater and greater frequency: "A [...]

PLEASURABLE KINGDOM: ANIMALS AND THE NATURE OF FEELING GOOD
PLEASURABLE KINGDOM: ANIMALS AND THE NATURE OF FEELING GOOD

Pleasurable Kingdom presents new evidence that animals--like humans--enjoy themselves. From birds to baboons, insects to iguanas, animals feel good thanks to play, sex, touch, food, anticipation, comfort, aesthetics, and more. Combining rigoro [...]

SECOND NATURE: THE INNER LIVES OF ANIMALS
SECOND NATURE: THE INNER LIVES OF ANIMALS

Do baboons have a sense of right and wrong? Do cats and dogs have their feelings hurt? Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe makes the case that animals, once viewed only as mindless automatons, actually have rich sensory experiences and em [...]

STRIKING AT THE ROOTS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ANIMAL ACTIVISM
STRIKING AT THE ROOTS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ANIMAL ACTIVISM

Animal protection is one of the most passionately debated issues of our day. In light of recent legislation and intensified pressure put on activists around the world, those advocates fighting for animal liberation or even animal welfare need [...]

THE CASE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS
THE CASE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS

In the book, Regan argues that at least some kinds of non-human animals have moral rights because they are the "subjects-of-a-life," and that these rights adhere to them whether or not they are recognized. He argues that normally mental mammal [...]

THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS
THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empa [...]

THE FRIENDS WE KEEP: UNLEASHING CHRISTIANITY’S COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS
THE FRIENDS WE KEEP: UNLEASHING CHRISTIANITY’S COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS

Seeking to awaken Christians to the place and, too often, plight of animals in the twenty-first century, The Friends We Keep gently but astutely introduces the situations animals face today―as companions, as animals in sport, as animals raised [...]

THE GLOBAL GUIDE TO ANIMAL PROTECTION
THE GLOBAL GUIDE TO ANIMAL PROTECTION

Raising awareness of human indifference and cruelty toward animals, The Global Guide to Animal Protection includes more than 180 introductory articles that survey the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals from a variety of perspect [...]

THE LONGEST STRUGGLE: ANIMAL ADVOCACY FROM PYTHAGORAS to PETA
THE LONGEST STRUGGLE: ANIMAL ADVOCACY FROM PYTHAGORAS to PETA

From the first hominids who hunted woolly mammoths to today's factory farms and bio-engineering labs, The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA tells the story of animal exploitation and the battle for animal justice. After [...]

THE WORLD PEACE DIET: EATING FOR SPIRITUAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL HARMONY
THE WORLD PEACE DIET: EATING FOR SPIRITUAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL HARMONY

Food is our most intimate and telling connection both with the living natural order and with our living cultural heritage. By eating the plants and animals of our earth, we literally incorporate them. It is also through this act of eating that [...]