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

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  • Posted September 12, 2010

    An incredible read!

    We are all involved in the "love, hate, eat" relationship with animals. This book will take you on a page turning journey into the intricacies, contridictions, and moral delimmas posed by human animal relations. It provides cutting edge science presented in a highly readable, many times humorous, non-academic fashion. Fun, fascinating, and provocative.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Changed. Evereything.

    This book changed the way i thought about food, baffled my entire family on the inconsistancies of humans, the belyaev fox experiments, the notion of going vegan... i think the most memorable part of the book for me was one vegan saying that the thought of eating animals sounded like 'snacking on the burning flesh wound' of an animal. Really makes every thing seem gross and fleshy. This book changed my college major.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2010

    Excellent book! I couldn't put it down!

    I couldn't put it down. Though there was a lot in this book I already knew, reading Herzog's excellent and insightful observations page after page nevertheless came as one shock after another. You quickly realize while reading this book that our relationships with animals is ingrained in everyone's daily lives, not just for those who keep pets. The author shares funny and sad stories and everyday experiences of people he's met and interviewed over the years. Herzog writes in engaging prose about the ethical dilemmas faced by meat-eating vegetarians, animal-lovers who work in mice laboratories, the horrific life of factory-farmed chickens, the surprisingly idyllic life of fighting roosters preparing for bloody battle, and many other stories that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, and sometimes heartbreaking. This book is a total game-changer in the world of human-animal relationships. Everyone who loves animals, hates animals, or eats animals, should read this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Interesting book & gets you thinking a lot about human-anima

    Interesting book & gets you thinking a lot about human-animal interactions. May even change your mind about a few things. From sea turtles to cock fighting, vegetarians to meat eaters, animal enthusiasts to anmial hoarders and science reseachers - this book will take you into a whole other level of thinking about our interactions with animals. The author writes like he's talking to you personally with stories and statistics that will make you laugh,cry,and wonder.

    "What new science reveals is that our attitudes, behaviors,and relationships with animals in our lives - the ones we love, the ones we hate, and the ones we eat - are, likewise, more complicated than we thought."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    its ok

    this book is ok, but I expected more information, not just the author's "friends" thoughts

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    excellent and thought provoking

    Well-written, insightful and often humorous look at how we (mainly Western society) feel about animals. A must-read for anyone struggling with ethical questions such as "should I be a vegan?" or "should we perform medical testing on animals?" Not political, no sides are taken. But you will think about questions raised in this book long after you finish it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    Interesting and thought provoking!

    A very well written look at how humans view animals. It focuses on how our thoughts on animals are often inconsistent, based on emotions not logic. Very unbiased, with no political agenda. Very witty and easy to read writing style.

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