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Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

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The contemporary animal rights movement encompasses a wide range of sometimes-competing agendas from vegetarianism to animal liberation. For people for whom pets are family members—animal lovers outside the fray—extremist positions in which all human–animal interaction is suspect often discourage involvement in the movement to end cruelty to other beings. In Loving Animals ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 11th 2011 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Mar 17, 2013 dara marked it as abandoned
Thanks, Erik Marcus! Now I don't have to waste my time reading this.
Tien Pham
Mar 02, 2014 Tien Pham rated it really liked it
I'm aware that my review might upset several people but here goes. While there are several ideas that I struggle with this book, overall the book is very informational and convincing. What I like about this book is that the central idea, love, while seemingly odd, is more realistic than other practices I've been observing.The author argued in order to convince the general public to actually take stance and truly help animals, we need an effective way to shift their attitudes and beliefs. Many cu ...more
Aug 14, 2012 Granny rated it did not like it
Shelves: quit
Too much information about the author's lesbian lifestyle. Started out with high hopes since I love books about animals and advocacy, but soon discovered that the author has injected her feminism and gay lifestyle into the book in such a way that made it very unappealing to finish. I skipped around a bit to see if I could get through more of the book, but finally gave up. While she has her free agency to live her life as she sees fit, I don't want to read about her choices.
Aug 27, 2012 EMP rated it it was ok
I was torn about how to rate this book. The author makes some good points and she tries to look at things and explain them from different viewpoints. However, she's so verbose that I found myself really struggling to get through sections.
Edward Sullivan
Frequently enlightening about different perspectives on animal welfare issues but the tone of narrative alternates clumsily between academic and highly personal.
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Dec 24, 2013 Renata Hale rated it did not like it
Started reading but realized I was not going to like any of her comments or opinions shortly thereafter...
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