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The Resource Loving animals : toward a new animal advocacy, Kathy Rudy

Loving animals : toward a new animal advocacy, Kathy Rudy

Label
Loving animals : toward a new animal advocacy
Title
Loving animals
Title remainder
toward a new animal advocacy
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Rudy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, Kathy Rudy argues that in order to achieve such goals as ending animal testing and factory farming, activists need to be better attuned to the profound emotional, even spiritual, attachment that many people have with the animals in their lives. Offering an alternative to both the acceptance of animal exploitation and radical animal liberation, Rudy shows that a deeper understanding of the nature of our feelings for and about animals can redefine the human-animal relationship in a positive way. Through extended interviews with people whose lives are intertwined with animals, analysis of the cultural representation of animals, and engaging personal accounts, she explores five realms in which humans use animals: as pets, for food, in entertainment, in scientific research, and for clothing. In each case she presents new methods of animal advocacy to reach a more balanced and sustainable relationship association built on reciprocity and connection. Using this intense emotional bond as her foundation, Rudy suggests that the nearly universal stories we tell of living with and loving animals will both broaden the support for animal advocacy and inspire the societal changes that will improve the lives of animals--and humans--everywhere."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4708
LC item number
.R83 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Loving animals : toward a new animal advocacy, Kathy Rudy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A change of heart -- What's behind animal advocacy? -- The love of a dog: of pets and puppy mills, mixed-breeds and shelters -- The animal on your plate: farmers, vegans, and locavores -- Where the wild things ought to be: sanctuaries, zoos, and exotic pets -- From object to subject: animals in scientific research -- Clothing ourselves in stories of love: affect and animal advocacy -- Conclusion: Trouble in the pack
Control code
1315135
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780816674688
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011015734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6905693
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1315135
  • (Sirsi) 1315135
  • (OCoLC)719427950
Label
Loving animals : toward a new animal advocacy, Kathy Rudy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A change of heart -- What's behind animal advocacy? -- The love of a dog: of pets and puppy mills, mixed-breeds and shelters -- The animal on your plate: farmers, vegans, and locavores -- Where the wild things ought to be: sanctuaries, zoos, and exotic pets -- From object to subject: animals in scientific research -- Clothing ourselves in stories of love: affect and animal advocacy -- Conclusion: Trouble in the pack
Control code
1315135
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780816674688
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011015734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
6905693
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1315135
  • (Sirsi) 1315135
  • (OCoLC)719427950

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