Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight about Animals (Compact Disc)

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By Hal Herzog, Mel Foster (Narrated by), Mel Foster (Read by)
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With Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals, Hal Herzog delivers provocative popular science at its witty, 'gee-whiz' best. With headings such as "Feeding Kittens to Boa Constrictors" this book challenges the reader to think through the knotty ethics of human interactions with other animal species. While it might make you squirm, you'll have fun reading this informal, often-humorous survey of the emerging, interdisciplinary field of anthrozoolgy. Like Malcolm Gladwell, Herzog blends scientific abstracts with anecdotes to form a compelling narrative.

— Chris

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Does living with a pet really make people happier and healthier? What can we learn from biomedical research with mice? Who enjoys a better quality of life-the chicken on a dinner plate or a rooster who dies in a Saturday night cockfight? Why is it wrong to eat the family dog? Drawing on over two decades of research in the emerging field of anthrozoology-the science of human-animal relations-Hal Herzog offers surprising answers to these and other questions related to the moral conundrums we face day in and day out regarding the creatures with whom we share our world. Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat is a highly entertaining and illuminating journey through the full spectrum of human-animal relations, based on Herzog's groundbreaking research on animal rights activists, cockfighters, professional dog show handlers, veterinary students, and biomedical researchers. Blending anthropology, history, brain science, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, Herzog carefully crafts a seamless narrative enriched with real-life anecdotes, scientific research, and his own sense of moral ambivalence. Alternately poignant, challenging, and laugh-out-loud funny, Herzog's enlightening and provocative book will forever change the way we look at our relationships with other creatures and, ultimately, how we see ourselves.

About the Author


Hal Herzog, one of the world's leading experts on human-animal relations, has seen his research published in numerous prestigious academic journals, including "Science," the "American Psychologist," and the "Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association."

Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" by Charles Bracelen Flood and "Finding God in Unexpected Places" by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title.

Praise For…


"Insightful, compassionate and humorous." ---Kirkus

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400149216
ISBN-10: 1400149215
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: September 7th, 2010
Language: English

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