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Healing Animals & The Vision of One Health: Earth Care & Human Care Paperback – March 22, 2011
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Michael Fox is a veterinarian best known for his syndicated "Animal Doctor" column. Born in England, the former vice president of The Humane Society of the United States and the author of more than 40 adult and children's books on animal care, animal behavior and bioethics, is a renowned advocate of animal rights and a sharp and eloquent critic of the biotechnology industry. As a professor, bioethicist and veterinarian, Dr. Fox has spearheaded the movement to foster the ethical treatment of animals and the environment since 1967.
His new book presents a vision of a world where the healing of animals, care for the earth, and a revolution of our food and health care systems all work together to create One Health, driven by an integrative and holistic approach.
Dr. Fox covers topics ranging from animal and environmental protection, food safety, the petfood industry, the politics of food, the influence of big pharma on the medical and veterinary profession, wildlife conservation, and more. If this sounds ambitious, it is. This book is not an easy read. Depending on where you are on your journey toward living a more conscious life, reading this book will turn longheld beliefs upside down. It will change the way you view animals, the food you eat, and the health care you and your animals receive.
I was particularly interested in the chapter titled "Why Most Manufactured Pet Foods Should Not Be Fed to Dogs and Cats.Read more ›