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

Book Review: Why Veganism Matters

Animal rights scholar and proponent of the abolitionist approach Gary L. Francione returns with his latest book, Why Veganism Matters: The Moral Value of Animals. In Why Veganism Matters Francione purports that the only means of ending nonhuman animal exploitation is to give nonhuman animals the rights associated with personhood. Francione explains that nonhuman animals … Continue reading Book Review: Why Veganism Matters

Book Review: Always Too Much and Never Enough

In Always Too Much and Never Enough, vegan activist Jasmin Singer writes about her relationship with food, body image, and the falsehoods perpetuated by the American food industry. As Singer’s first published memoir, this book is quite a feat. Singer’s writing is humorous, honest, and very often heartbreaking.  Singer’s description of life as someone who constantly faces … Continue reading Book Review: Always Too Much and Never Enough