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"In Loving Animals, Kathy Rudy offers a refreshing new perspective on animal advocacy that is intellectually coherent, emotionally satisfying, and beautifully written. Some of Rudy’s conclusions regarding how we should treat the animals in our lives are radical, and yet they make perfect sense. This book is a treat for both head and heart, and parts of it will spin your head around." —Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard To Think Straight About Animals
Kathy Rudy is associate professor of ethics and women’s studies at Duke University. She is the author of Sex and the Church: Gender, Homosexuality, and the Transformation of Christian Ethics and Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the Abortion Debate.
Rudy, an academic, counsels us to "embrace" animals with our "hearts," and to seek meaningful "connection" with them through our "affects. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John S. Sanbonmatsu
I'm aware that my review might upset several people but here goes. While there are several ideas that I struggle with this book, overall the book is very informational and... Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Allison P
Loving animals apparently means you can torture and kill them. Nothing new offered in this book, it was an awful read.Published on August 1, 2012 by Corey Wrenn
I found this book to be quite disturbing. It's ok to eat a little meat? How much is a little meat? It's ok to keep exotic pets? Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Most of us want animals to have healthy, happy lives. Most of us have had some relationship with animals. Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by Greg
This book is for anyone who has ever loved a pet or wondered about our relationship with animals. It takes up all the hard questions -- should we eat aninmals, keep them in zoos,... Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Jane Tompkins
What Kathy Rudy proposes in her new book, "Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy" might seem an impossible goal: to make life better for all animals through our love,... Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by Caroline Trippe
I was wondering when someone would put this view forward, between the two extremes of animal rights militancy, and those who don't care at all! Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by bookmaven