Our list of some of the best Animal Rights books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (P.S.) (2009)
- A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion (2017)
- Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2002)
- Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach (2015)
- Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions (2005)
- Ethics into Action (2019)
- Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2013)
- Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel (2016)
- What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? (Posthumanities) (2016)
- The Case for Animal Rights (2004)
Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of “speciesism”—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them.
A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion (2017)
Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do.
This volume provides a general overview of the basic ethical and philosophical issues of animal rights. It asks questions such as: Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare?
This book is about a revolution–a revolution of the heart. The exploitation of animals is pervasive, entrenched, and horrific. In this book, the authors reject the idea that animal use is morally acceptable if we treat animals “humanely.” They reject the campaigns for “compassionate” exploitation promoted by virtually all large animal protection organizations.
Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare.
Ethics into Action (2019)
More than twenty years after its publication, Peter Singer's Ethics into Action continues to inspire new generations of activists through its portrayal of Henry Spira and the animal rights movement.
Zoopolis offers a new agenda for the theory and practice of animal rights. Most animal rights theory focuses on the intrinsic capacities or interests of animals, and the moral status and moral rights that these intrinsic characteristics give rise to.
Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals.
What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? (Posthumanities) (2016)
“You are about to enter a new genre, that of scientific fables, by which I don’t mean science fiction, or false stories about science, but, on the contrary, true ways of understanding how difficult it is to figure out what animals are up to.” —Bruno Latour, form the ForewordIs it all right to urinate in front of animals? What does it mean when a monkey throws its feces at you? Do apes really know how to ape? Do animals form same-sex relations?
The Case for Animal Rights (2004)
More than twenty years after its original publication, The Case for Animal Rights is an acknowledged classic of moral philosophy, and its author is recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. In a new and fully considered preface, Regan responds to his critics and defends the book’s revolutionary position.
Best Animal Rights Books You Must Read
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Voices for Animal Liberation: Inspirational Accounts by Animal Rights Activists
Author(s): Brittany Michelson
ID: 2478475, Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub
Impersonating Animals: Rhetoric, Ecofeminism, and Animal Rights Law
Author(s): S. Marek Muller
ID: 2716144, Publisher: Michigan State University Press, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement
Author(s): Ernest Freeberg
ID: 2755145, Publisher: Hachette UK, Year: 2020, Size: 35 Mb, Format: mobi
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.