This is one of the best books ever written on the subject of animal welfare. Scully, a journalist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, chooses to fight on his own ground, and he rightly argues that the important thing is not insisting upon equal "rights" for animals but in treating them with a modicum of respect and dignity. His book is as close as a philosophy can come to representing "animal rights" goals while not proclaiming animals to be equal in status to humans, as do classic works like Peter Singer's Animal Liberation. As a journalist, Scully personally investigated several major animal industries, including those of hunting, whaling, and factory farming. He asks penetrating questions and shows the logical and political inconsistencies used to defend cruel industries. Although some may balk at the author's sarcasm, it adds an emotional element to his unequaled depth of insight. Scully has a remarkable grasp of the issues and a unique perspective on our societal treatment of animals. Every library should purchase this book. Highly recommended.
John Kistler, Utah State Univ. Lib., Logan
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Increasing media coverage of troubling trends in animal mistreatment, from genetic cloning and experimentation to factory farming, has heightened the moral imperative to examine how humans use and treat animals, according to Scully. He quotes a wide variety of sources--including the Bible, other famous literature, debates in British parliament, and conversations at a hunter's convention--to provide a wide spectrum of views on the uses of animals and whether they possess consciousness and the ability to feel pain. Scully takes note of our arbitrary, often contradictory approach to the treatment of animals, from objections to experimentation on animals and bans on wearing furs to the blithe consumption of burgers and steaks. He traces the history of the animal rights movement and its philosophical underpinnings and argues for a balance between the cruel and cavalier treatment of animals and the more radical notions of the animal rights movement. Scully is sensitive and insightful without being sentimental. Vanessa Bush
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Just started reading it.....emotionally hard to read but so well researched and written . Excellent info/facts for those of us who want to change what is happening to farm animals. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pamela Gruszka
It's been roughly 1 year and 3 months since I picked up Domionion at my local library. At the time, I was hardly looking to become vegetarian or vegan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Jackal
Definitely worthy of any Christian's attention. I wish I could quote the entire book. Mathew Scully's argument is based on so much logic, reason, and irrefutable claims that it is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Haley
Dominion is a poignantly written book about the many varied forms of abuse that our animal brethren endure and the excuses that are like an anthem to those whom practice such... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tya Collier
Very thought provoking novel that really shed light on the issues of animal welfare, factory farming, and trophy hunting, plus much more. I highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Shane Bolks
This should be required reading in schools. This book sheds light on the reality of human-kinds mindset towards animals--hypocrisy! Read morePublished 5 months ago by bob barnes