Recommended Reading: Theory & Practice
“Theory & Practice” refers to the philosophy and practical implications/applications of the animal welfare/rights/liberation/abolition movement. (However you refer to your strain of animal advocacy.)
Since there are *so many* books on the topic, I’ve tried to be as selective as possible, so as to avoid overwhelming the newbies.
Please note that the inclusion of specific authors and works on this list does not necessarily indicate my agreement with their respective philosophies. In fact, I’ve intentionally included some theorists with which I vocally disagree (*cough* Singer *cough*) because their work is commonly referenced by those within and without the movement.
As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback. The comments section on this page is open, so leave ‘em if you got ‘em!
Beirne, Piers and Nigel South, eds. 2007. Issues in Green Criminology: Confronting Harms Against Environments, Other Animals and Humanity. Willan Pub.
Best, Steven and Anthony J. Nocella II, eds. 2004. Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals. Brooklyn, New York: Lantern Books.
Best, Steven and Anthony J. Nocella II, eds. 2006. Igniting a Revolution: Voices in Defense of the Earth. Oakland, California: AK Press.
Biehl, Janet. 1997. The Politics of Social Ecology: Libertarian Municipalism. Toronto: Black Rose Books.
Cavalieri, Paola and Peter Singer, eds. 1994. The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin.
Chen, Ching-In, Jai Dulani and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, eds. 2011. The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. Cambridge, Massachusetts: South End Press.
Churchill, Ward. 2007. Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America. Oakland, California: AK Press.
Dunayer, Joan. 2001. Animal Equality: Language and Liberation. Derwood, Maryland: Ryce Publishing.
Francione, Gary L. 1996. Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press.
Francione, Gary L. 2000. Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Temple University Press.
Hall, Lee. 2006. Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Rights Advocacy in the Age of Terror. Nectar Bat Press.
Hall, Lee. 2010. On Their Own Terms: Bringing Animal-Rights Philosophy Down to Earth. Nectar Bat Press.
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. 2009. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. Cambridge, Massachusetts: South End Press.
jones, pattrice. 2007. Aftershock: Confronting Trauma in a Violent World: A Guide for Activists and Their Allies (Flashpoint Series). Brooklyn, New York: Lantern Books.
Lovitz, Dara. 2010. Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism. Brooklyn, New York: Lantern Books.
Marcus, Erik. 2005. Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money. Cupertino, California: Brio Press.
Potter, Will. 2011. Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege. San Francisco, California: City Lights Publishers.
Rosebraugh, Craig. 2004. Burning Rage of a Dying Planet: Speaking for the Earth Liberation Front. Brooklyn, New York: Lantern Books.
Socha, Kim and Sarahjane Blum, eds. 2013. Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism. McFarland.
Torres, Bob. 2007. Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights. Oakland, California: AK Press.
Wise, Steven M. 2001. Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals. New York, New York: Basic Books.
Wise, Steven M. 2003 Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights. New York, New York: Basic Books.
Last updated 3/28/13