Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs

An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)

ISBN: 9781570672293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

View: 4789

The original edition of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs became a blueprint for people seeking a coherent picture of the U.S. poultry industry, as well as a handbook for animal rights activists seeking to develop effective strategies to expose and relieve the plight of chickens. This new edition tells where things stand in a new century in which avian influenza, food poisoning, global warming, genetic engineering, and the expansion of poultry and egg production and consumption are growing concerns in the mainstream population.
Posted in Business & Economics

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs

An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)

ISBN: 9781570670329

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 175

View: 7618

Before you eat your next egg or chicken leg, you should read this book. It could save your life! This book presents a chilling account of abuses of food standards by the poultry industry.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476729905

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3713

"Beginning in the jungles of Southeast Asia, trekking through the Middle East, traversing the Pacific, Lawler discovers the secrets behind the chicken's transformation from a shy, wild bird into an animal of astonishing versatility, capable of serving our species' changing needs. Across the ages, it has been an all-purpose medicine, sex symbol, gambling aid, inspiration for bravery, and of course, the star of the world's most famous joke. Only recently has it become humanity's most important single source of protein. Most surprisingly, the chicken--more than the horse, cow , or dog-- has been a remarkable constant in the sperad of civilization across the globe"--Page 4 of cover.
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The Holocaust and the Henmaid's Tale

A Case for Comparing Atrocities

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590560914

Category: History

Page: 133

View: 4699

"Brilliant, devastating in its analysis and hopeful in its premise." Carol J. Adams, author, The Sexual Politics of Meat "Compelling and convincing.... Not to think about, protest against, and learn from these twin atrocities one completed in the middle of the last century, the other continuing every day is to condone and support the fascist mentality that produced them. I thank Ms. Davis for writing this bold, brave book." Charles Patterson, author, Eternal Treblinka In a thoughtful and thought-provoking contribution to the study of animals and the Holocaust, Karen Davis makes the case that significant parallels can and must be drawn between the Holocaust and the institutionalized abuse of billions of animals in factory farms. Carefully setting forth the conditions that must be met when one instance of oppression is used metaphorically to illuminate another, Davis demonstrates the value of such comparisons in exploring the invisibility of the oppressed, historical and hidden suffering, the idea that some groups were made to serve others through suffering and sacrificial death, and other concepts that reveal powerful connections between animal and human experience as well as human traditions and tendencies of which we all should be aware."
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More Than a Meal

The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781930051881

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6750

Posted in History

Until Every Animal is Free

Author: Saryta Rodriguez

Publisher: Vegan Publishers

ISBN: 1940184207

Category: Nature

Page: 292

View: 2711

Until Every Animal is Free is an insightful, candid work heralding the Animal Liberation Movement as the next logical step on the path of social justice, dispelling many of the myths that keep us from getting there. In it, Saryta Rodriguez challenges the Myth of Human Supremacy, and explores some of the ideological pillars behind the belief that humans are superior to all other animals. This book also discusses animal liberation theory, as well as (primarily twenty-first century) efforts to put animal liberation on the public agenda.
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The Book of God

The Bible As a Novel

Author: Walter Wangerin

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745959822

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 3216

'My purpose and effort in writing this 'holy history' was always to persuade the reader to feel - to experience, in fact and in spirit - this, the greatest of stories.' This innovative, dramatic and highly readable retelling of the Bible - from the Creation to the Acts of the Apostles - in the style of an epic novel has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. This blockbuster is now being reissued with a striking new cover for the 21st century.
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Judaism and Vegetarianism

Author: Richard H. Schwartz

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781930051249

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 230

View: 2789

The Hebrew Bible offers countless examples of how God intends a compassionate and caring attitude toward animals, our health, and the health of the planet. This attitude, as Richard Schwartz shows in his pioneering work now fully revised, has been a constant theme throughout Judaism to the present day. Dr. Schwartz shows not only how Judaism is particularly well suited to solving these problems but how doing so can revitalize one's Jewish faith.
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Confronting Animal Exploitation

Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism

Author: Kim Socha,Sarahjane Blum

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601321

Category: Nature

Page: 275

View: 2914

"This volume broadens animal liberation dialogues by offering the arguments, challenges, inspiration and narratives of grassroots activists. The essays show what animal advocacy looks like from a collective of individuals living in and around Minnesota's Twin Cities; the essayists, however, write of issues, both personal and political, that resound on a global scale"--Provided by publisher.
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Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop,Arthur Rackham

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

View: 6910

A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

How the Chicken Crossed the World

The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715650262

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 9180

Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
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The Chicken Book

Author: Page Smith,Charles Daniel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820322131

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 8945

Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes along a trove of knowledge and lore about everything from the chicken's biology and behavior to its place in legend and mythology. The book includes lively discussions of the chicken's role in literature and history, the cruel attractions of cockfighting, the medicinal uses of eggs and chicken parts, the details of the egg-laying process, the basics of the backyard coop, recipes, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, The Chicken Book will change the way we regard this too often underappreciated animal.
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Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey

A Poultryless Poultry Potpourri

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)

ISBN: 9781570670831

Category: Cooking

Page: 159

View: 9700

Enjoy over 100 delicious recipes for eggless omelets, muffins, mayonnaise, eggless salads, cakes and cookies, poultry-free "chicken" stew, pot pie, stuffed "turkey, " cacciatore, and much, much more! Karen Davis, Ph.D., is the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit education organization addressing the treatment of domestic fowl in food production, science, education, entertainment, and companionship situations. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to United Poultry Concerns.
Posted in Cooking

Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism

Author: Andrew Linzey,Clair Linzey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429955812

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 1815

The protest against meat eating may turn out to be one of the most significant movements of our age. In terms of our relations with animals, it is difficult to think of a more urgent moral problem than the fate of billions of animals killed every year for human consumption. This book argues that vegetarians and vegans are not only protestors, but also moral pioneers. It provides 25 chapters which stimulate further thought, exchange, and reflection on the morality of eating meat. A rich array of philosophical, religious, historical, cultural, and practical approaches challenge our assumptions about animals and how we should relate to them. This book provides global perspectives with insights from 11 countries: US, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Israel, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, South Africa, and Sweden. Focusing on food consumption practices, it critically foregrounds and unpacks key ethical rationales that underpin vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. It invites us to revisit our relations with animals as food, and as subjects of exploitation, suggesting that there are substantial moral, economic, and environmental reasons for changing our habits. This timely contribution, edited by two of the leading experts within the field, offers a rich array of interdisciplinary insights on what ethical vegetarianism and veganism means. It will be of great interest to those studying and researching in the fields of animal geography and animal-studies, sociology, food studies and consumption, environmental studies, and cultural studies. This book will be of great appeal to animal protectionists, environmentalists, and humanitarians.
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Egg Drop Dead

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042528171X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8648

The ladies of the Cackleberry Club seek a killer in the latest mystery from New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs. Maintaining good personal relationships with their suppliers is one of the secrets of the Cackleberry Club café's success, so Suzanne doesn't mind going out to Mike Mullen's dairy farm to pick up some wheels of cheese. She's looking forward to a nice visit with the mild-mannered farmer before heading back to their hectic kitchen. But when she arrives, Mike's nowhere to be found. The moaning of his cows leads her to look in the barn, where she discovers a bloodcurdling sight--the farmer's dead body. Apparently not everyone was as fond of Mike Mullen as the Cackleberry Club. Churning with grief and outrage, Suzanne, Petra, and Toni vow to find the farmer's murderer--but as they get closer to the truth, the desperate killer gets whipped into a frenzy and plans to put the squeeze on them...
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Judaism and Global Survival

Author: Richard H. Schwartz

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781930051874

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 4270

This book discusses the challenges facing humanity and the Jewish teaching related to these challenges, in order to Galvanize Jews to help repair the world, as required by Jewish law.
Posted in Religion

Fowl! Bird Flu

It's Not What You Think

Author: Sherri J. Tenpenny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932863871

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 295

View: 6953

Book Description Unflinching, thoroughly researched, and bound to be controversial, FOWL! will change forever perceptions of environmental policy, the pharmaceutical industry and the governments role in the dissemination of public health information. A core premise of the book: how dioxins and other environmental chemicals are contributing to the toxic load in chickens, migratory birds, and humans, leading to massive death when combined with "bird flu" and other influenza viruses. However, this is far more than a book about the environment. FOWL! examines the specter of mandatory vaccination and exposes how pharmaceutical companies, chemical companies, and agribusinesses are not separate industries but function more as "sister enterprises," working together for mutual benefit, profit, and power. Learn what the Bird Flu hype is REALLY about! From the Author "FOWL!" is an investigative report into how dioxins, POPs and other environment chemicals are contributing to illness in migratory birds, chickens and humans by making them more susceptible to the effects of influenza viruses. The avian flu scare is just the latest act in an ongoing world government drama. This book is a disclosure about betrayals on many levels. Here are a few of the truths that will be exposed: -Who wants the rural chickens dead? Who benefits from the destruction of the family farm, here and abroad? -What are the real reasons that domestic chickens and ducks are sick? -What is the connection between toxic environmental conditions and the death ofmigratory birds? -Why are human deaths associated with bird flu concentrated in Southeast Asia? -Who benefits from the manufacture of a 'pandemic vaccine'? What's in it? -Why vaccines are not the answer.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Sister Species

Women, Animals, and Social Justice

Author: Lisa Kemmerer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252036174

Category: Nature

Page: 190

View: 5837

"There is a very strong association between women, animals, and activism. In Women, Social Justice, and Animal Advocacy, activist Lisa A. Kemmerer presents the narratives of fourteen ecofeminist activists who describe their own experiences in the field, often from the perspective of discovering the extent of a particular kind of animal oppression and resolving to do something about it. The narratives are bold and gripping, sometimes horrifying, and cover a range of topics relating to animal rights and liberation. The writers discuss contemporary cockfighting, factory farming, orphaned primates in Africa, the wild bird trade, scientific experimentation on animals, laws against "dangerous" dogs, and violence against baby seals. Sister Species provides a wide survey of what women are doing in the animal activism movement. The writers ask readers to rethink how we view animals in our daily lives--and how we can take action to protect them. Kemmerer's introduction explains why she collected these particular stories and how she views the relationship between feminism and animal suffering. The foreword is by Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat (1990), Neither Man nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals.(1994), The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader (2007), and many other books. None of these essays has been previously published"--
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Bleating Hearts

The Hidden World of Animal Suffering

Author: Mark Hawthorne

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780998503

Category: Nature

Page: 642

View: 8474

Comprehensive and hard-hitting, Bleating Hearts examines the world’s vast exploitation of animals, from the food, fashion, and research industries to the use of other species for sport, war, entertainment, religion, labor and pleasure.
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 7: Foodways

Author: John T. Edge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616521

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 1857

When the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was published in 1989, the topic of foodways was relatively new as a field of scholarly inquiry. Food has always been central to southern culture, but the past twenty years have brought an explosion in interest in foodways, particularly in the South. This volume marks the first encyclopedia of the food culture of the American South, surveying the vast diversity of foodways within the region and the collective qualities that make them distinctively southern. Articles in this volume explore the richness of southern foodways, examining not only what southerners eat but also why they eat it. The volume contains 149 articles, almost all of them new to this edition of the Encyclopedia. Longer essays address the historical development of southern cuisine and ethnic contributions to the region's foodways. Topical essays explore iconic southern foods such as MoonPies and fried catfish, prominent restaurants and personalities, and the food cultures of subregions and individual cities. The volume is destined to earn a spot on kitchen shelves as well as in libraries.
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