On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century Overview
Why the need for a new animal-liberation philosophy? We are owning up to our role in the disruption of our climate. Now, we need to do better than react to serial emergencies. It’s time to redefine our role within Earth’s great biological community.
On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century uncovers our personal connections with the current emissions and extinction crises. It explores the human potential to fit our own habitat while allowing nonhuman communities to thrive in theirs.
Explore the hits and misses of animal and environmental advocacy. Learn the ethics underlying the burgeoning vegan movement. And consider some personal goal-setting exercises. This book is a call to community action and your workshop for social change.
About the Author
Ten years of experience as an airline worker, including numerous encounters with shipped animals, forged Lee Hall’s interest in animal-liberation philosophy.
Hall earned a law degree at age 37, then worked in immigration legal services, taught immigration and animal law at Rutgers University, and served as an animal lawyer in the non-profit world for a decade.
In 2014, Hall earned a Master of Laws in environmental law with a focus on climate change. Hall has been interviewed for Allegheny Front Environmental Radio, Alternet, and Court TV, and teaches at Widener University – Delaware Law.
I’ve read the book at least three times now, skimmed it more times than I can count. I’ve bent the pages to mark important thoughts, highlighted quotes or paragraphs of interest, and even tucked notes on scraps of paper inside the book of my own thoughts on the topic.
It’s the type of book that encourages you to rethink the things that are embedded in society, in our culture, and even in our own personal histories.
And this book is so much more.
It encourages people to broaden their minds and look at situations from another perspective- one where the autonomy of animals is important (and the goal). I will continue to refer to it as an animal advocate over and over again, and I’ll pass it along to vegans and non-vegans alike.
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