Saturday, July 21, 2012
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals by Hal Herzog
"Everything is more complicated than you thought." The author, a psychologist who is an anthrozoologist shares a wealth of information from a multitutde of studies and experiences of how people interact with animals. From dolphin therapy - bogus and dangerous - to hunting, animal activism, vegetarianism, pet hoarding, animal research and more, Hal shares interesting and intriguing stories about how we interact with and think about animals. I would never have thought that cock-fighting could be considered humane, but, as Hal explains, the life of a rooster who is pampered, fed a wonderful diet, allowed to live outside, have sex, and lives for two years before being put in a fight is much nicer than that of the chickens that we eat, who only live for 6 weeks in horribly inhumane conditions, never seeing the light of day.
This book definitely makes you think.