About Canada: Animal Rights

About Canada: Animal Rights John Sorenson
  • Title: About Canada: Animal Rights
  • Author: John Sorenson
  • ISBN: 9781552663561
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • About Canada: Animal Rights John Sorenson About Canada Animal Rights Casting a critical gaze over the exploitation of animals in agriculture fashion and entertainment this manifesto investigates Canada s antiquated laws for such industries as the fur trade seal hun
    Casting a critical gaze over the exploitation of animals in agriculture, fashion, and entertainment, this manifesto investigates Canada s antiquated laws for such industries as the fur trade, seal hunting, the Calgary Stampede, puppy mills, horse slaughter, and the virtually unregulated vivisection industry The book advocates an abolitionist agenda promotes veganism as aCasting a critical gaze over the exploitation of animals in agriculture, fashion, and entertainment, this manifesto investigates Canada s antiquated laws for such industries as the fur trade, seal hunting, the Calgary Stampede, puppy mills, horse slaughter, and the virtually unregulated vivisection industry The book advocates an abolitionist agenda promotes veganism as a personal and political commitment shows the economic, environmental, and health costs of animal exploitation and presents animal rights as a social justice issue.
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      John Sorenson

    About John Sorenson


    1. John Sorenson is a full professor in the Sociology department at Brock University, where he gives courses on animals and society, racism, and corporate globalization Much of his research has been on war, nationalism and refugees His current research concerns the exploitation of animals, representation of animals and animal rights as a social justice movement.


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    1. Despite the title, this is not really a book about Canada It is Canada focused, but it is of a general introduction to animal rights That was good for me, because it s the animal rights part that I was interested in, and I think I might have missed the About Canada part when requesting the book from LibraryThing s Early Reviewer program.Anyway it is a well written book with plenty of research and examples It doesn t pull any punches in describing the full horror of foie gras, factory farming, h [...]

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    2. i m a vegan and i hated this book why because the author mentions the four pieces of shit who broke into a person s home in camrose, alberta in 2007 while they were away and tortured their friendly and loving cat to death for kicks i am losing sleep and having nightmares over this thinking about how that poor cat must have suffered i don t think i can ever be the same againe first night they put the cat in a microwave oven for a few seconds then put her in the freezer and left her there to suffe [...]

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    3. Disclaimer I won a copy of this book through Library Thing s Early Reviewers program This book is an excellent primer on animal rights in general, and on how animals are treated in Canada specifically Animal Rights starts off with an introduction to animal rights, and leads right into eating animals, fur, killing seals, vivisection, hunting, zoos and rodeos and keeping exotic pets While this book might be hard to stomach for some, it really exposes many cruelties to animals and what could be don [...]

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    4. This is a pretty good basic introduction to various perspectives on animal rights From my read of it, the author takes an abolitionist approach and advocates veganism, but does include references to other ideological perspectives to understanding animal rights There are certain pretty insightful comments scattered throughout, otherwise it really provides a framework based on the writings of different authors I think the tone sometimes gets too polemical, but I m still navigating my understanding [...]

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    5. A good, quick overview of animal rights issues and the various forms this can take Although Sorenson does not limit himself to Canada, I like that this book has a focus on Canadian animal industries Most often animals rights are framed from a US point of view so it was glad to pick up detailed information about Canadian issues Sorenson lands heavily on the side of complete abolition through vegan exemption of animal exploitation He is not shy in language choices something I don t exactly disagr [...]

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    6. An interesting, if slighly academic, look at Canada s treatment of animals The author openly wears his heart on his sleeve or ideological biases, depending on how you look at it but this is not necessarily a bad thing as there is no hidden agenda Sorenson does a good job at tying animal rights to other issues such as human rights, feminism and capitalism.This is not a warm and fuzzy book for people thinking about perhaps going vegetarian or starting to look at animal rights It is an academic exp [...]

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    7. Provides a good overview of the abysmal level of protection accorded to animals in our country The author advocates a strictly rights based approach to animal welfare While his position is based on a legitimate concern for the well being of sentient creatures, such an uncompromising abolitionist stance seems as though it may discourage dialogue with parties who use animals for pleasure and economic gain.

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