Abolitionist Vegans for Peace

Books for Animal Advocates

by Barbara DeGrande

If we want to liberate animals, we need to understand the history of our movement. We need to understand the connection between all forms of exploitation and how our choices impact the lives of other animals. In order to educate ourselves, there are many wonderful resources available. Among  many of these resources are the excellent books available on the topic.  Want your favorite added? Contact Adam, Barb or Char to share.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Speciesism by Joan Dunayer is a highly accessible book that shines a bright light on how our language and attitudes adversely impact other animals.

Rain Without Thunder by Gary Francione is an important theoretical book that makes a case for the abolition of animal use and the end of the property status of animals from a law professor’s perspective.

Empty Cages by Tom Regan is a look at ideas behind our desire to achieve animal liberation.

An Unnatural Order by Jim Mason examines the significance of our becoming a herding culture and the horrific consequences thereof.

The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle is a look at intuition, spirituality, and the ways in which human beings have lost connection with their own animal nature.

On Their Own Terms by Lee Hall is a look at respecting animals by allowing them to live without human domination or interference.

Green is the New Red by Will Potter – While the emphasis is on so-called eco-terrorists, Will Potter’s book is also a relevant read for animal activists, too.

Muzzling a Movement by Dora Lovitz – Ms. Lovitz looks at the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act and how it is silencing dissent.

Change of Heart by Nick Cooney – This book is filled with practical ideas, based on research to help us improve our effectiveness as advocates.

An American Trilogy by Steven Wise is an intriguing book that examines one location in North Carolina that has seen the decimation of Native Americans, the exploitation of African Americans, and now is the site for factory farmed animals.

Eating Animals by Jonathon Safran Foer examines our cultural consumption of animals, what that means for the animals, and what conscientious consuming really means.


2 responses

  1. A great list of books, thanks for sharing.

    January 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    • Good to hear from someone who appreciate books! I hope you will add to our list if you come across one on topic sometime!

      January 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

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