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Some we love, some we hate, some we eat : why it's so hard to think straight about animals

Herzog, Hal.

New York, NY : Harper Perennial 2011, c2010

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 6  (QL85 H47 2011 )()

  • Title:
    Some we love, some we hate, some we eat : why it's so hard to think straight about animals
  • Author/Creator: Herzog, Hal.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Perennial
  • Creation Date: 2011, c2010
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: viii, 341, 14 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-287) and index.
  • Subjects: Human-animal relationships; Interdisciplinary research
  • Description: "A maverick scientist who co-founded the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals"--
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-287) and index.
  • Contents: Introduction : why is it so hard to think straight about animals?
    Anthrozoology : the new science of human-animal interactions
    The importance of being cute : why we think what we think about creatures that don't think like us
    Pet-o-philia : why do humans (and only humans) love pets?
    Friends, foes, and fashion statements : the human-dog relationship
    "Prom queen kills first deer on sixteenth birthday" : gender and the human-animal relationship
    In the eyes of the beholder : the comparative cruelty of cockfights and Happy Meals
    Delicious, dangerous, disgusting, and dead : the human-meat relationship
    The moral status of mice : the use of animals in science
    The cats in our houses, the cows on our plates : are we all hypocrites?
    The carnivorous yahoo within ourselves : dealing with moral inconsistency.
  • OCLC Number: 703206624
  • Identifier: ISBN9780061730856;ISBN0061730858