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For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement - Kathryn Shevelow
For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement
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The engaging story of how an unlikely group of extraordinary people laid the foundation for the legal protection of animalsIn eighteenth-century England—where cockfighting and bullbaiting drew large crowds, and the abuse of animals was routine—the idea of animal protection was dismissed as... show more
The engaging story of how an unlikely group of extraordinary people laid the foundation for the legal protection of animalsIn eighteenth-century England—where cockfighting and bullbaiting drew large crowds, and the abuse of animals was routine—the idea of animal protection was dismissed as laughably radical. But as pets became more common, human attitudes toward animals evolved steadily. An unconventional duchess defended their intellect in her writings. A gentleman scientist believed that animals should be treated with compassion. And with the concentrated efforts of an eccentric Scots barrister and a flamboyant Irishman, the lives of beasts—and, correspondingly, men and women—began to change. Kathryn Shevelow, a respected eighteenth-century scholar, gives us the dramatic story of the bold reformers who braved attacks because they sympathized with the plight of creatures everywhere. More than just a history, this is an eye-opening exploration into how our feelings toward animals reveal our ideas about ourselves, God, mercy, and nature. Accessible and lively, For the Love of Animals is a captivating cultural narrative that takes us into the lives of animals—and into the minds of humans—during some of history’s most fascinating times.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780805080902 (0805080902)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement
Outstanding early history of the animal rights movement.
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0 For the Love of Animals: The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement
This scholarly examination of the animal protection movement may be triggering for some folks, in its description of blood sport and the issues in England that led to the beginnings of animal protection in the 19th Century. The author does provide information on which chapters contain the most desc...
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