Book Review: Confessions of an Animal Rights Terrorist

The Canadian commercial seal hunt is the infamous annual slaughter of hundreds of thousands of seal pups, mostly killed by blunt force trauma sustained from hakapiks or by gunfire. Karen Levenson’s provocatively titled memoir Confessions of an Animal Rights Terrorist provides an informed, yet rarely intimate, look at the life of a women trapped between … Continue reading Book Review: Confessions of an Animal Rights Terrorist

Book Review: Feeding the Soul

Tabitha Brown, dubbed “America’s Mom”, is perhaps known best for her fun, accessible vegan recipes and engaging internet persona. Brown’s debut memoir, Feeding the Soul (Because It’s My Business), incorporates these elements while also sharing intimate details of Brown’s life journey. First and foremost, this is not a particularly vegan book. In fact, many purists … Continue reading Book Review: Feeding the Soul

Book Review: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World

Henry Mance’s How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World is one of the most accessible pro-vegan texts to come out in recent years. In How to Love Animals, Mance takes a relatively moderate (some may even say safe) approach to animal rights, perhaps to avoid alienating non-vegans. Though that is not to say that … Continue reading Book Review: How to Love Animals In a Human-Shaped World

Book Review: A Traitor to His Species

The term “animal rights advocate” tends to conjure a very specific image in most people’s minds; an outspoken, overbearing, argumentative and often affluent caricature. Though this image may not apply to the vast majority of advocates, it does describe Henry Bergh, the godfather of the animal rights movement in the United States. Author Ernest Freeberg’s … Continue reading Book Review: A Traitor to His Species