A Vegan Ethic : Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All
"If veganism is about doing your best to not harm any sentient life, we must logically extend that circle of compassion to human animals as well," writes Mark Hawthorne in this practical, engaging guide to veganism and animal rights. Along with proven advice for going and staying vegan, an overview of animal exploitation, and answers to common questions about ethical eating (such as "Isn't 'humane meat' a good option?" and "Don't plants feel pain?"), A Vegan Ethic draws on the work and experiences of intersectional activists to examine how all forms of oppression - including racism, sexism, ableism, and speciesism - are connected by privilege, control, and economic power. By recognizing how social justice issues overlap, we can develop collaborative strategies for finding solutions.
- Paperback | 184 pages
- 141 x 215 x 10mm | 227g
- 29 Jul 2016
- John Hunt Publishing
- Changemakers Books
- Ropley, United Kingdom
Now, more than ever, we need a smart and compassionate guide to connect animal activists with others working for social justice. A Vegan Ethic is that guide. It powerfully shows why we will be stronger when we work together for a better world for all. I hope every animal activist reads this book! -- Lori Gruen, Wesleyan University, author of "Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationships with Other Animals" Concise, accessible, and informative, A Vegan Ethic reminds us that compassion is not divisible, and neither should our activism be. Mark Hawthorne's empowering book explores why and how we can achieve social justice goals by working together and treating ourselves and others with compassion and respect. (And don't miss the helpful question-and-answer section!) -- Carol J Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat
About Mark Hawthorne
Mark Hawthorne is the author of Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering andStriking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism (Changemakers Books). He and his wife Lauren live in California.