|aSome we love, some we hate, some we eat : |bwhy it's so hard to think straight about animals / |cHal Herzog.
|a為什麼狗是寵物?豬是食物? : |b人類與動物之間的道德難題
|aWhy it's so hard to think straight about animals.
|a1st Harper Perennial ed.
|aNew York : |bHarper Perennial, |c2011.
|aviii, 341, 14 p. ; |c21 cm.
|a"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2010 by Harper Collins Publishers."
|aIncludes section with: Meet Hal Herzog, a conversation with Hal Herzog, and Animals and us: are humans the only animals that keep pets
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -287) and index.
|a"A maverick scientist who co-founded 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"--Provided by publisher.
|aIntroduction : why is it so hard to think straight about animals--Anthrozoology : the new science of human-animal interactions--The importance of being cute : why we think what we think about creatures that don't think like us--Pet-o-philia : why do humans (and only humans) love pets--Friends, foes, and fashion statements : the human-dog relationship--"Prom queen kills first deer on sixteenth birthday" : gender and the human-animal relationship--In the eyes of the beholder : the comparative cruelty of cockfights and Happy Meals--Delicious, dangerous, disgusting, and dead : the human-meat relationship--The moral status of mice : the use of animals in science--The cats in our houses, the cows on our plates : are we all hypocrites--The carnivorous yahoo within ourselves : dealing with moral inconsistency.