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Teaching Compassion: On Behalf of the Animals
Why do some people show compassion for select people, but not for others, or for humans, but not for animals? Are people who see non-human animals as not worthy of compassion guilty of speciesism -- prejudice against non-human species? The aim of this book is to investigate why some people view animals as nothing more than food products or possessions while others see anim ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published July 25th 2015 by Waterhill Publishing
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This book is a must read for anyone who cares about our Mother Earth, about the environment, about other species, and about each other. The book is also intended for educators of elementary, post-secondary and university audiences who wish to invoke a sense of planetary responsibility and a desire and need to take immediate action towards transforming our society and our planet towards a more humane existence for all beings, both human and non-human. There are interesting exercices at the end of ...more
I received this book as a gift from a vegan friend. The author makes a convincing argument for the right of animals not to be exploited by humans for food or other purposes. The parts I liked the most are: 1) chapter 7 where the author proposes alternatives in science curriculum (I personally hated having to dissect animals in high school!) and 2) chapter 8 on nutrition where the author explains how we have been brainwashed to believe that to get calcium we need dairy and to get proteins we need ...more
The author, Robert S.E. Caine, poured his heart in this book, you can feel the energy being communicated page after page. The book is extremely well documented and balances theoretical grounding with practice. Caine makes a convincing argument about our contradictory relationship with animals (treating some as family and eating others) and calls for the implementation of an education system that includes compassion for all living beings. A great complement to books like “The World Peace Diet.”