"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.
(She tried it for a while, said it was too hard and so she gave up.
It must be first noted that Kathy Rudy has absolutely no relevant credentials that give her credibility to write about animal rights or animal welfare issues.
She is very smug in her beliefs and doesn't really back up anything she writes with any facts, it is a book full of her opinions.
Rudy, an academic, counsels us to "embrace" animals with our "hearts," and to seek meaningful "connection" with them through our "affects. Read morePublished 7 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 10 months ago 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
Weird book. She talks about how animals would prefer to live a short life than none at all..how can one possibly theorize on what something non-existent would prefer? Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer
For an excellent, brief (and humorous!) response to Kathy Rudy's ill-informed arguments, google "kathy rudy in translation." Definitely worth a read...Published on January 4, 2012 by T.E.
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
A book that will salve the conscience of those who want to feel comfortable in claiming that they both "love" animals and, at the same time, don't mind profiting (usually, and... Read morePublished on November 2, 2011 by MountainView