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Some we love, some we hate, some we eat : why it's so hard to think straight about animals / Hal Herzog.

Herzog, Hal. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780061730863
  • ISBN: 0061730866
  • Physical Description: viii, 326 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-326)
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Why is it so hard to think straight about animals? -- Anthrozoology : the new science of human-animal interactions -- The importance of being cute : why we think what we think about creatures that don't think like us -- Pet-o-philia : why do humans (and only humans) love pets? -- Friends, foes, and fashion statements : the human-dog relationship -- "Prom queen kills first deer on sixteenth birthday" : gender and the human-animal relationship -- In the eyes of the beholder : the comparative cruelty of cockfights and Happy Meals -- Delicious, dangerous, disgusting, and dead : the human-meat relationship -- The moral status of mice : the use of animals in science -- The cats in our houses, the cows on our plates : are we all hypocrites? -- The carnivorous yahoo within ourselves : dealing with moral inconsistency.
Summary, etc.: "A maverick scientist who co-founded the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Human-animal relationships.
Interdisciplinary research.

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