A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

A Buddhist monk and bestselling author turns his attention to our moral obligations regarding animals, concluding that compassion toward all beings, including animals, is an ethical imperative. Includes an examination of the traditional justifications for the exploitation of animals from a scientific and moral point of view that finds them lacking justification.

The Jewish Vegan

A collection of essays, primarily for a mainstream audience, considering the ethical implications of dietary reliance on meat and other animal products from contemporary Jewish thinkers. Considers the condition of animals in modern industrial meat production, including production of kosher meat, in light of a religious tradition that emphasizes compassion for all living beings as a component of the moral sustainability of our souls. Includes essays by Dr.