Animal Languages

Examines how animals speak to each other and to humans, from chimpanzees who learn sign language to dogs who parse the meaning of other dogs' growls, and considers the implications for understanding the hierarchy of humans and other animals, as well as a new way of thinking about language.

Interspecies Ethics

Explores animals' vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species and posits that the social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian justice and cosmopolitan peace, challenging the human. exceptionalism that drives modern moral theory.

The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

Using the concept of freedom as the touchstone for an analysis of animal needs and the realities of how animals are treated, animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff and bioethicist Jessica Pierce explore with a critical eye the ways in which animal freedom is constrained by human behavior in various settings, i.e., industrial food systems, laboratories, zoos and aquaria, homes, and the wild.

The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science

First published in 1989, this is only one of a number of books by Rollin examining the arguments for and against animal use and the unwarranted denial of animal suffering by certain members of the scientific community. Includes an epilogue by the author describing what has changed, and what hasn’t, regarding the use of animals in scientific research and food production. (2d ed.)