Another exciting book announcement! Friends of the UCLA Animal Law Program who attended our May 2012 conference “Animals and the Law: Multiple Perspectives” will remember our amazing speaker Gary L. Francione, Board of Governors Professor, Distinguished Professor of Law & Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University School of Law. Please join us in congratulating Professor Francione and his co-author Anna Charlton, Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers University School of Law, on the publication of their book “Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals.”
Professors Francione and Charlton’s work is always compelling, and this book is no exception. The description of the book reads, in part, as follows:
Francione and Charlton argue that if you think animals matter morally—if you reject the idea that animals are just things—your own beliefs require that you stop eating animal products. There is nothing “extreme” about a vegan diet; what is extreme is the inconsistency between what we say we believe and how we act where animals are concerned.
Many of us are uneasy thinking about the animals who end up on our plates. We may have thought about stopping eating animal products but there are many excuses that have kept us from doing so. The authors explore the 30+ excuses they have heard as long-time vegans and address each one, showing why these excuses don’t work. Packed with clear, commonsense thinking on animal ethics, without jargon or complicated theory, this book will change the way you think about what you eat.