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The author of the book: Bob Torres
Edition: AK Press
Date of issue: January 1st 2007
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ISBN: 128273184X
ISBN 13: 9781282731844
Language: English
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This book links nonhuman oppression with human oppression; its audience is anarchists and other leftists, as well as activists who take a less-political stance.

We discussed this in book group last week and one of the comments against it is that it does not use feelings as a valid reason for stopping animal exploitation. I agree with this to an extent. There are far too many books promoting animal liberation that ignore the emotional aspect of nonhuman suffering. It would be ideal, I agree, if everyone could feel something for those who suffer. Personally, I cry at just about everything! I definitely come to animal rights from an emotional perspective. Yet I also am not about to throw out any strategy that helps end any oppression. Maybe you're a person who doesn't know how to feel; maybe you operate on logic. Maybe you're like the guy at the Occupy Asheville meeting who works with homeless and hungry humans and becomes very defensive about the mere concept of animal liberation ("humans have to come first"). This is where Torres' book comes in very handy.

He shows how nonhumans suffer just like humans under the oppression of capitalism. I think from reading this that he does, personally, also feel -- he has heart, the suffering he's witnessed hurts him -- but that his strategy is to focus on the oppression of the exploited by exploiter. He takes the political left to task for their complicity in exploiting animals, and he also takes many of the current animal activists groups to tasks.

He suggests that activists have lost our way by depending on the larger groups who simply seek donations and reassure you that they will take your money and act "on behalf of" nonhumans (his focus is primarily PeTA and HSUS). He explores this issue and encourages activists to rely on our own talents and creativity; to not depend on others to do activism for us, and to find common ground with other political organizations who focus on ending exploitation.

Overall, if you consider yourself a leftie politically, you should read this book.If you are a politically-inclined animal activist, you should read this book.


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Put it on the toilet paper! or the fireplace!

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This book will make you shudder, infiltrate, and change your mind about this crazy world.




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