Radical Revolution: The Fight for Animal Liberation
Radical Revolution is what author Stephen Saunders wants us, as humanity, to achieve in a rather timely manner. Doing what we selfishly want with the earth, animals, and our fellow man will only bring us closer to destruction as a species and planet. Animal liberation is what is most needed for us to prosper; we must let animals live the way in which they were created, much like we would expect if roles were reversed. Animals are said to have the same emotion-processing areas of their brains as humans, so why the difference in treatment? Animal poaching, cruel treatment, harsh living conditions, and the ever-growing list of endangered species provided by humans are some of the factors that animals must deal with every day.
What do we think our right is? It started with Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, and the church through their lists of hierarchy, and it progresses to current day. There is no moral reason why humans should inflict pain on animals who possess similar reason, passion, and pain as humans. Take away many of our technological advances, and animals might not appear all that distant from humans. Practicing the art of veganism is the most likely answer to all of this. With many examples from case studies on animals, there is abundant evidence that animals are equipped with what is needed to survive on their own, without human interference.
By going vegan, you will show you are pro-care, condone cruelty toward animals, and still practice a healthy lifestyle. Saunders makes very good points about the ways to protect our human population in respect to the projected growth we will have as a nation and how to protect and care for our animals and livestock better. Although Radical Revolution is a rather lengthy read, there is a lot of important and pertinent information given to back up Saunders’ goal of getting everyone to treat one another, whether person-person or person-animal, with equal respect and care. Government intervention has and does play a large role in the cruelty of animals through food slogans and false representation of the importance of consuming products such as meat, eggs, and other animal byproducts. A scary thought is that through the minds of those skilled in marketing and increasing profits, they are able to feed us what they want us to know through social media, magazine ads, and word of mouth, which is the main way anyone knows anything nowadays. Saunders wants us to recognize that we don’t have forever to make this change, so we need to figure out our best tactic, whether individually or with a group, and make something happen.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||508 pages|
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