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Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Kathy Rudy


The contemporary animal rights movement encompasses a wide range of sometimes-competing agendas from vegetarianism to animal liberation. For people for whom pets are family members—animal lovers outside the fray—extremist positions in which all human–animal interaction is suspect often discourage involvement in the movement to end cruelty to other beings. This book argues that in order to achieve such goals as ending animal testing and factory farming, activists need to be better attuned to the profound emotional, even spiritual, attachment that many people have with the animals in their lives ... More

Keywords: animal rights movement, vegetarianism, animal liberation, pets, animal lovers, human–animal interaction, animal testing, factory farming, animals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816674688
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathy Rudy, author
Associate Professor