- File Size: 3378 KB
- Print Length: 140 pages
- Publisher: Lantern Books (April 24, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 24, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00COKVVVQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Politics of the Pasture Kindle Edition
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A book that all environmentalists and meat lovers should read.
In clear and engaging prose, McWilliams unpacks the defensive rhetoric offered by GMC and the college's supporters and systematically dismantles it, often using examples from other social justice movements. Moreover, he demonstrates how the concept of "sustainability" is gradually being appropriated and used to redirect or even obliterate other, more important, animal rights issues. Much of the discussion surrounding Bill and Lou -- as well as the efforts of VINE farmed animal sanctuary in Vermont to save them -- was chronicled on his website as events unfolded in the summer and fall of 2012 (he hosted well-reasoned justifications for both positions), making McWilliams uniquely qualified to present what is without doubt a significant contribution to the dialogue about where sustainability ends and our moral obligation to sentient beings begins.
The saddest part about this whole saga is that McWilliams himself pimped his audience for positive reviews in his own blog, apparently because he wasn't getting the reviews he liked. Quite naturally the audience that hangs on his very words have voted up this work.
It's a sad commentary that such actions have taken place. Here's a link to the blog entry in question: