“Everybody who is interested in the ethics of our relationship between humans and animals should read this book.”
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human Hal Herzog, a maverick scientist and leader in the field of anthrozoology offers a controversial, thought-provoking, and unprecedented exploration of the psychology behind the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways we think, feel, and behave towards animals. A cross between Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma and Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, in the words of Irene M. Pepperberg, bestselling author of Alex & Me, “deftly blends anecdote with scientific research to show how almost any moral or ethical position regarding our relationship with animals can lead to absurd consequences.”
- Publication Date:
- 07 / 09 / 2010
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat.
I found this book interesting, laugh-out-loud funny in places, challenging at times, and highly thought-provoking.Herzog encourages the reader to take a closer look at our relationships with non-human animals. In particular, he points out the inconsistencies in the way we treat animals nicely illustrated in the books title.Herzog writes in an accessible, entertaining style given the heavy nature of the material. He presents the inconsistencies we have in our treatment of animals in a humorous way. Be warned though - many of the topics covered are confronting and Herzog presents them in a brutally honest way.As a scientist, Herzog presents the research evidence behind the issues he raises and maintains an objective position. His goal is not to convince us of anything, rather to provide us with information that helps us to rethink our relationships with animals. He certainly achieved that outcome for me. Reviewed by Rebecca Hoge