1. Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
Since its inception, Animal Liberation has been widely credited as the catalyst for the modern animal rights movement, and has inspired countless people to consider a vegan diet.
2. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Hailed by literary critics and activists as the best book about animal agribusiness ever written, Eating Animals explores the various ways we justify our meat habit, and aims to uncover the truth.
3. The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle
The World Peace Diet details the spiritual component of our relationship with animals, and argues that the domination of women, animals, and nature are all connected.
4. Thanking the Monkey by Karen Dawn
Perfect for those new to animal rights, Thanking the Monkey highlights the various ways animals are abused by people, and urges us to rethink the way we treat animals.
5. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy
Written by psychologist Melanie Joy, this book introduces the concept of carnism, the invisible cultural paradigm that allows for the consumption of some animals but not others.
6. The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams
Think animal liberation has nothing to do with feminism? Think again! This groundbreaking book explores the relationship between meat eating and patriarchal values.
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