From Animal People September 2013:
Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy by Kathy Rudy University of Minnesota Press (111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401), 2011. 260 pages hardcover, $16.98.
Trained in theological ethics and women’s studies, Kathy Rudy describes herself as neither an ethologist nor an animal behaviorist, but writes “It would not be an overstatement to say that most of the important and successful relationships I’ve had in my life have been with nonhuman animals.” Rudy posits that “you never really love [animals] in general. You always love the particular.” This directly contradicts the outlook of most of the “people who care about animals” who read ANIMAL PEOPLE, many of whom helped to build the animal rights movement of the past several decades. Read more