Twenty-two engaging and approachable essays, written by scholars and activists working to protect the world's eight bear species, explore pressures that threaten the world's remaining bears, offering a tapestry of possibilities for protecting and preserving these endangered yet much-loved beings.
Internationally acclaimed for her work in animal ethics, professor emeritus Dr. Lisa Kemmerer is the founder of the educational, vegan umbrella organization, Tapestry. Having earned a BA in International Studies from Reed College, a Master of Theological Studies in Comparative Religions from Harvard, and a PhD in philosophy--specializing in animal ethics--from Glasgow University in Scotland, Kemmerer taught for 20 years at the university level.
As professor of philosophy and religions, Dr. K wrote and edited more than 100 articles/anthology chapters and 10 books.
Books • Animals and World Religions • Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice • In Search of Consistency: Ethics and Animals • Animals and Environment: Advocacy Activism, and the Quest for Common Ground • Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice • Speaking Up for Animals: An Anthology of Women’s Voices • Call to Compassion: Religious Perspectives on Animal Advocacy • Primate People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary • Bear Necessities: Rescue, Rehabilitation, Sanctuary, and Advocacy
She retired to develop her educational non-profit, Tapestry, which will continue her work on behalf of nonhuman animals, the environment, and disempowered human beings.
For more information, please visit lisakemmerer.com
The world's wildlife is struggling to exist in the face of humanity. We take and take and take from the natural world, and from individual animals. While humans seem to love bears, they also enact some of the cruelest actions upon them. In this volume, learn about the dynamic and compassionate people who are working to protect from harm and extinction, all eight of the remaining bear species on Earth. Edited by illustrious author and activist, Dr. Lisa Kemmerer, your hope for the future of bears will rise.
It’s an inspiring book, with chapters authored by many different kinds of bear-advocates and bear-thinkers. Animal-compassion books can sometimes be hard to read (to face records of nonhuman animals & their suffering) but this one is not. It invites us to understand. Dr Kemmerer’s books are all so thoughtfully composed. I own 3 of them!