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

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat 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.

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