"Brilliant and devastating. Animal Equality is a book of monumental importance for animal rights. A tour de force that has no equal, it documents the cruelty to which nonhuman animals are routinely subjected and shows that speciesism pervades our language."—Tom Regan, author of The Case for Animal Rights
"A giant step for animalkind. Animal Equality is intensely powerful: groundbreaking, definitive, comprehensive, compelling. Unparalleled in scope and exhaustively researched, it is a remarkable achievement. The book offers revelations about everyday language choices and an original, thorough exploration of the language of nonhuman-animal exploitation. Animal Equality establishes speciesism and language as a field of study while providing the benchmark for the field. Nothing will surpass this work for years, if ever."—Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat
"This brilliantly conceived and well-researched book is a clarion call to us all to consider how we regard and treat other animals. . . a major contribution to the advancement of both animal protection and our humanity."—Dr. Michael W. Fox, author of Inhumane Society and Senior Scholar, Bioethics, The Humane Society of the U.S
"Powerfully eloquent. Animal Equality is as illuminating as it is disturbing. Readers will be hard-pressed to ignore the book's challenge to the moral and linguistic status quo."—Evelyn B. Pluhar, author of Beyond Prejudice and Professor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University
"Animal Equality is brilliant. . . . A great step forward in the march for justice for all persons, human and nonhuman."—Jim Mason, coauthor of Animal Factories and An Unnatural Order:
The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature
The first book on language and nonhuman oppression, Animal Equality
shows that deceptive, biased words sustain injustice toward nonhuman animals. Speciesism, the failure to accord other animals equal consideration and respect, survives through misunderstanding and ignorance.
Contrasting evolutionary reality with popular notions of human uniqueness and superiority, Animal Equality
discredits the term "lower animals." Compelling evidence of nonhuman thought and emotion debunks language that characterizes other animals as unreasoning or insensitive.
Vivid exposés of hunting, sport-fishing, zoos, aquariums, vivisection, and "animal agriculture" reveal the cruelty that misleading words legitimize and conceal. Animal Equality
leaves no doubt: speciesist abuse relies on euphemism, doublespeak, and other linguistic ploys.