Film: Dominion

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Making use of drones, as well as hidden and handheld cameras, this documentary reports on the current realities of modern animal agriculture, and places these observations within a context of commentary on the morality of humankind’s relationship with animals. Filmed in Australia, with a global perspective.

For the Birds: From Exploitation to Liberation

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A collection of essays by the founder of United Poultry Concerns, detailing 30 years of activism on behalf of chickens and other domesticated fowl. In addition to personal stories, the book highlights the intelligence, as well as the complex and socially rich emotional lives of these birds, and informs the reader of the ways they are treated in modern production agriculture.

“The First Step: An essay on Vegetarianism and Non-Violence”

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Tolstoy’s account of witnessing slaughter, and his conclusion that if a person “be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because, to say nothing of the excitation of the passions caused by such food, its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling –killing; and is called forth only by greediness and the desire for tasty food.”

Online Resource: The Someone Project: Farm Animal Behavior, Emotion and Intelligence

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This collection of papers is based on research conducted under the auspices of Farm Sanctuary and headed by Lori Marino, Ph.D., that seeks to both collect relevant research and issue policy documents on the sentience of farmed animals and conduct original non-invasive and observational research on sanctuary animals.

Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much–and How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Smarter

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An accessible analysis of the economics of animal food production, including a critical view of the substantial "externalized" costs that, it is argued, the animal food system imposes on taxpayers, animals and the environment.