Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes Toward Animals

An interdisciplinary examination of the foundations of our moral attitudes toward animals, drawing from philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, law, history, sociology, economics, and anthropology to posit that humans have an enduring concern that animals pose a threat to our humanness that creates psychological obstacles in meeting ethical demands toward animals.

Why We Love and Exploit Animals: Bridging Insights from Academia and Advocacy

Brings together academics and activists to theorize on human-animal relations, animal advocacy, and the factors underlying exploitative behaviors towards animals that are in apparent contradiction to stated attitudes of care and compassion. In particular, using the social and behavorial sciences, this book examines how our thinking about animals is connected to our thinking about human intergroup relations and the dehumanization of human groups.

The Human Animal Earthling Identity: Shared Values Unifying Human Rights, Animal Rights, and Environmental Movements

Advocates for all social movements to collectively foster a cultural shift in human identity away from an egoistic anthropocentrism (human-centered outlook) and toward a more holistic valuing of species and ecological systems. Freeman is also the author of Framing Farming: Communication Strategies for Animal Rights (Rodopi, 2014), which argues for “ideological authenticity” in attempts to persuade people to stop eating animals.