The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age by Marc Bekoff

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The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age Read Online Free - A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf
Wide-ranging studies of animal intelligence and emotions have enabled us to learn ever more about what animals think, feel, and want. However, this knowledge is not necessarily translating into more compassionate and respectful treatment of animals. The Animals Agenda critically addresses our relationships with animals in factory farms, research labs, and entertainment venues, as well as our interactions with pets and wildlife, exploring what we know of their capacity not only for pain and frustration but also joy and empathy. Using the latest science, renowned animal expert Marc Bekoff and leading bioethicist Jessica Pierce argue for a paradigm shift. They demonstrate that the current approach of animal-welfare science, while offsetting some of the worst aspects of animal suffering, falls far short of promoting true animal well-being and freedom.
The Animals Agenda will educate and inspire people to rethink how we affect other animals, both unintentionally and intentionally, and how we can evolve toward more peaceful and less violent ways of interacting with our animal kin in an increasingly human-dominated world."

Title : The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age
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ISBN : 0807045209
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 225 pages


Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

April 30, 2017

I won this at LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program in exchange for an honest review. It took almost 2 months to arrive and came only 4 days prior to official publication, though it is a publication ready hardcover copy, for which I’m very appreciative. 4 stars. I wanted to round up to 5 stars...

Darcia rated it ★★★★★

May 15, 2017

Anyone with a shred of compassion should be disturbed by the way animals are treated within the food, entertainment, and science industries. This book takes a look at all these areas, showing us the truth of what it means to these animals - and to us human animals - as we continue the cycle of ab...

Adrienne rated it ★★★☆☆

June 23, 2017

I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I gave three stars because, to me, it was ok (and depressing), but it discussed an important topic. It took me awhile to get through it, and it certainly had me thinking. The book discussed animal welfare, and stated that welfare is not e...

Alison rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

As with all of Marc Bekoff's books that I have read, I really enjoyed this book! I really appreciate that he and Jessica Pierce both present the theme of the book as exploring the whole ethic itself of animal welfare science, and each of the chapters in the book, whether it's exploring captivity...

Eros rated it ★★★★☆

June 30, 2017

The more we know about the emotions and thoughts of animals, the more we realize how badly we treat them in the industry, in the zoos, in the laboratories and sometimes even in our homes. In this very well informed book, Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce defend an moral approach to the animal’s conc...

Steve rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 10, 2018

The first part of this book was interesting, but got less so as the book went on. An academic writing style that I didn't expect kept making me fall asleep while reading on a semi regular basis and not looking forward to picking it back up. I also found some of the author's points hard to relate...

Deb rated it ★★★★★

May 30, 2017

I am a real animal lover so this book was a wake up call. It had been a while since I had read a Marc Bekoff book. He is very good getting his point across in a way that does not make you feel guilty about having that steak. He believes in humane treatment of the animal. He is against the cages t...

Les rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 23, 2017

The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age summarizes current research into exactly what animals think and feel. The research shows that they have much more complex thoughts and feelings than most people realize. The authors organize these results into several chap...

Beverly rated it ★★★★☆

May 20, 2017

"The Animals' Agenda" should be a must-read in our schools. Everyone should be aware of our impact we have on the animals with which we share this world. Excellent book.

April rated it ★★★★☆

May 20, 2017

Very well written book on the subject of animal (or lack of ) rights. I found this book very thought provoking and it led me to look beyond what I believed about animal care and treatment.

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