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.