"A thought-provoking and timely collection that offers a unique entrée into the animal rights debate―one of the most important ethical issues of our day. Linzey and Regan have produced a page-turner that is sure to become popular bedside reading as well as a much-needed text for university and high school literature classes. What could be a more natural context in which to study the relationships between humans and animals than that of good literature?"―Patricia McEachern, Ph.D., Director, Drury University Forum on Animal Rights, and Dorothy Jo Barker Endowed Professor of Animal Rights
"Carefully selected pieces of literature from a wide range of authors offer both an introduction to and a grounding for further work in the area of animals and literature. A beautifully constructed, timely collection."―Laura Hobgood-Oster, author of The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity's Compassion for Animals and Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition
"Two of the world's most important scholars of the human-animal relationship have crafted an original and compelling anthology. It will be of great value to students, teachers, and anyone else who wants to think more clearly, feel more deeply and―hopefully―act with more moral integrity.―,"―Roger S. Gottlieb, author Engaging Voices: Tales of Morality and Meaning in an Age of Global Warming and A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future
About the Author
Andrew Linzey is Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a member of the Faculty of Theology at at Oxford University. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Animal Rights: A Christian Assessment; Christianity and the Rights of Animals; and Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics.