Bond Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

ISBN-10: 0062017861
ISBN-13: 9780062017864
Edition: 2011 (Large Type)
Author(s): Wayne Pacelle
Description: #x1C;A monumental achievement. Majestic in sweep and beautifully written.#x1D; -Jeffrey Masson, New York Times bestselling author of When Elephants Weep #x1C;For everyone who cares about animals, The Bond is not to be missed.#x1D; -Peter Singer,  More...
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Copyright Year: 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 5/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 658
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

#x1C;A monumental achievement. Majestic in sweep and beautifully written.#x1D; -Jeffrey Masson, New York Times bestselling author of When Elephants Weep #x1C;For everyone who cares about animals, The Bond is not to be missed.#x1D; -Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation The president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, the world's largest animal protection organization, Wayne Pacelle brings us The Bond, a heartfelt, eye-opening exploration of the special bond between animals and humans. With the poignant insight of Animals Make Us Human and the shocking reality of Fast Food Nation-filled with history, valuable insights, and fascinating stories of the author's experience in the field-The Bond is an important investigation into all the ways we can repair our broken bond with the animal kingdom and a thrilling chronicle of one man's extraordinary contribution to that effort.

Preface
Introduction: Sanctuary
A Special Bond
The Ties That Bond
The Biochemistry of the Bond
Pet Keeping Through the Ages
Domesticated Animals: �Bonded to the House�
Animal Sacrifice: �The Perfect Gift�
Animal Welfare and the �Great Republic of the Future�
Self-Evident Truths
The Mismeasure of Animals
Thinking and Feeling: Shared Capacities
Denying Animal Intelligence
Signs of Change
Lifesaving Dolphins and Dogs, Altruistic Elephants, and Other Remarkable Animals
The Emotional Lives of Animals
The Betrayal of the Bond
A Message From Hallmark: Exposing Factory Farming
The Slaughterhouse Next Door: Inside a California Meat Plant
The Hypocrisy of �Happy Cows�
Endless Denials: The Challenge of Reform
�The New Agriculture�: The Ways of Industrial Farming
�Meat Science�: Turkeys Who Can't Walk, Pigs Who Can't Move, and Other Victims of Agribusiness
Stirring the Silent Majority
A Culture of Cruelty: Animal Fighting in America
Bad Newz on Moonlight Road: Dogfighting Comes Out of the Shadows
Michael Vick and the Contradiction of Cruelty
Blood Sport Through the Ages
�The Feathered Warrior�
�I Won't Disappoint You�
For the Love of Pets
Katrina and the Human-Animal Bond
The Animals in Our Lives
In the Name of Mercy: Animal Shelters and the Problem of Euthanasia
Factory Farms for Dogs: The Tragedy of Puppy Mills
The AKC and �the Maintenance of Purity�
Nothing Fancy: The Costs of Reckless Breeding
The Cull of the Wild
Unfaithful Stewards: Betraying Yellowstone's Bison
Killing and Longing: The Lessons of TR
The Era of Rational Slaughter
�Let's Kill Them All�: The Attack on Alaska's Wolves
�Garbaging for Bears�: Commercial Hunting and Contemptible Conduct
The Face of Innocence and the Shame of Canada
Building a Humane World
Cruelty and Its Defenders
The Moral Scale and Humane Living
Rhetorical Camouflage: Debating Opponents of Animal Protection
Collateral Damage and the NRA
�The Agro-Industrial Complex�: Harvesting Subsidies
�The Rising Plague� and the Veterinary Oath
The Humane Economy
�Creative Destruction� and Living Capital
Wild Neighbors
Chemistry and Compassion
Twenty-First-Century Science
Innovation and the Spark of Life
Appendix: Fifty Ways to Help Animals
Acknowledgments
Notes

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