Why Animals Matter

Here’s a review, by Jonelle DePetro, PhD, ofMarian Stamp Dawkins’s book, Why Animals Matter: Animal Consciousness, Animal Welfare, and Human Well-Being

The link to the review is here: Review: Why Animals Matter

DePetro’s conclusion about the book:

Why Animals Matter is a scholarly and accessible account of the complicated link between human interests and animal welfare. Yet, Dawkins says the book is not an attempt to persuade you to treat animals differently. This seemed disingenuous at first. Why bother to write a book about animal welfare, if not to try to change behavior? Especially one titled, Why Animals Matter. But perhaps this is because the immediate goal is not really to change your treatment of animals, but instead to clarify current views about what constitutes good welfare for animals, challenge what is required for arguments about animal welfare to succeed, and illustrate how and where human and animal interests intersect. Of course, the reason for doing all this, and for insisting on scientific respectability, is ultimately to effect changes in policy and practice just where evidence deems it suitable.

You can buy the book on Amazon, by clicking here: Why Animals Matter
(As always, no endorsement is implied.)