Books Worth Reading
GOOD READS FOR A GOOD CAUSE
That's Why We Don't Eat Animals - An endearing cast of animals is shown both in their natural state—rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and rituals—and in the sad conditions of the factory farm. The book also addresses the effect eating animals has on our environment, rainforests, and endangered species. At the end there are ways for children to learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
The Inner World of Farm Animals - Amy Hatkoff combines the latest research on the emotional and intellectual capacities of farm animals with touching—and often surprising—stories to bring their inner world to life. Soulful photographs of cows, goats, lambs, and other barnyard animals complement the text, and add to the belief that these creatures deserve our attention. In this heartfelt book, Hatkoff joins the growing call for treating these sentient, aware beings with compassion and respect.
The Inner World of Farm Animals
Comfortably Unaware - Dr. Richard Oppenlander tackles the crucial issue of global depletion as it relates to food choice. Do you know the true cost of the food you eat every day? What resources were used and what was destroyed in order to get that food to your plate? What does the word sustainable really mean when applied to your food choices and how sustainable is that particular food to your own health? www.amazon.com/...
No Voice Unheard generates exposure, education, advocacy, and action, using the venues of literature, music, visual art, public events, media campaigns, publications, lectures, and exhibits. We especially seek to create forums that give visibility to those who are often unseen, ignored, or disregarded by society, and who have difficulty attracting public attention, understanding, and compassion.
The China Study - Drawing on the project findings in rural China, but going far beyond those findings, The China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists.
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows - Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms.
Brings to life massive, routine killing from the perspective of those who take part in it [...] shows how surveillance and sequestration operate within the slaughterhouse and in its interactions with the community [...] considers how society is organized to distance and hide uncomfortable realities from view [...] much to say about issues [...] from the sociology of violence and modern food production to animal rights and welfare, Every Twelve Seconds is an important and disturbing work.
Every Twelve Seconds - Brings to life massive, routine killing from the perspective of those who take part in it [...] shows how surveillance and sequestration operate within the slaughterhouse and in its interactions with the community [...] considers how society is organized to distance and hide uncomfortable realities from view [...] much to say about issues [...]
Dead Meat - Sue Coe graphically documents the castrations, debeakings, electrocutions, and decapitations; the skewing, flaying and dismembering; the pathos and tragedy. Coe made eye contact with a frightened veal calf awaiting execution and talked to the people who commit the sanctioned killing that supplies our meat-eating culture.
'The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World'
The Food Revolution - Covered in the almost 400-page text are the exact and specific threads tying food to health all woven together with Robbins’ personal and oftentimes emotionally challenging memoirs. When a close friend dies of cancer, the author is openly bereft, attempting to understand if there is anything that could have been done to save his life, and it ends with the man grateful for his friends’ care.
Exposing the Big Game - For years, Jim Robertson has inspired reverence for wildlife through his photography. Now he has created a book that ought to be mandatory reading for those who still think there’s reverence in hunting. ~ Ethan Smith, Author of Building and Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering