For biologist Dr. Marc Bekoff, improving our relationship with animals is not an all or nothing proposition. For too long, the attitude that you either become hard and fast vegan and swear off all animal products or you remain a full-blown meat-eating carnivore has kept people away from examining the impact they have on the animals they consume as well as the environment. In "The Animal Manifesto", Bekoff shows that improving our treatment of animals is a practice of examining sometimes seemingly inconsequential daily decisions and that there are many increasingly compelling reasons for us to do so, both moral and pragmatic. Filled with fascinating anecdotes and the most up-to-date science, "The Animal Manifesto" will provide one place for animal lovers to turn for the most compelling reasons to increase our awareness and treat animals better.
One of the world's leading experts on animal emotions, Dr. Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow