An Unnatural Order

A personal and thought provoking manifesto regarding the process by which humans have cut themselves off from animals and the natural world, the extraordinarily negative effects this process has had on us and our world, and a plea for a total rethinking of our relationship to the animal world. [Originally published by Simon and Schuster 1993]

When Species Meet

Primarily an examination of human interactions with certain domesticated animals, including pets, lab animals and trained therapy dogs, encompassing consideration of the philosophical, cultural, and biological aspects of these animal–human encounters.

Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic For Our Relationships with Animals

Sets forth an experiential process involving both emotion and cognition that, it is suggested, might be the best way to proceed in understanding our relationships with and obligations toward animals. It involves recognition of those relationships and also of the concomitant obligation to attend to another’s experience of well-being and thereby allow us to imagine less violent and more meaningful ways of co-existing. 

The Ethics of Captivity

Essays by scholars, scientists and sanctuary workers exploring the social, political and ethical themes that imprisonment, of animals or humans, raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being.