La scena l'abbiamo vissuta tutti. A cena, di fronte a un invitante piatto di arrosto, sempre più spesso qualcuno solleva il dubbio: è eticamente lecito nutrirsi di carne? È l'argomento più volte sentito dall'amica vegetariana o il cavallo di battaglia del combattivo commensale, laureato in filosofia: mangiare carne è moralmente sbagliato, così come costringere certi animali a vivere in gabbia nei nostri minuscoli appartamenti, per non dire dell'abominio delle lotte tra galli o delle sperimentazioni mediche sui topi. La discussione prende spesso la piega di una distinzione netta tra buoni e cattivi, tra chi si mette dalla parte degli animali e chi, per varie ragioni, non lo fa. Ragionando con grande rigore scientifico, Hal Herzog usa qui tutto il suo umorismo e l'esperienza accumulata in vent'anni di studi per regalarci un libro spiazzante. Non c'è niente da fare: più a fondo si va nelle questioni legate all'etica delle nostre relazioni con gli animali, più le carte si mescolano, le contraddizioni affiorano e il confine tra bene e male si fa incerto. Amati, odiati, mangiati è uno di quei rari libri in cui si ride di gusto e, ridendo, si pensa molto. E poco importa quali siano ora le vostre opinioni sugli animali e sull'uomo: dopo aver letto questo libro probabilmente saranno cambiate.
- ISBN: 8833971287
- Casa Editrice: Bollati Boringhieri
- Pagine: 420
I'm torn between one star and two. I would have given it a two just because the author seems to be making steps similar to those of Michael Pollan--"humane" meat, eating less meat, etc. And although the author seems to be conflicted with his own choices, I feel that these steps could make a differen Leggi tutto
How sick and schizophrenic can it get? Loving one animal like a lifelong human partner while feeding it parts of many other, tortured animals is a good start. I find it really hard to deal with this cognitive dissonance because it is so extremely obvious that the actions are unlogic and not consiste Leggi tutto
At home, I have a bearded dragon, a cat, and a brand new leopard tortoise with a respiratory infection. ( pictures at the end ) Before buying both the bearded dragon and the leopard tortoise, I did my research, as of course anyone should do before investing in a pet, particularly an exotic pet. So when Leggi tutto
Written by a psychologist & anthrozoologist, Herzog seems to hold to the middle of the road in most debates & gives a good account of both sides so far as I can tell. There's a lot more to how we think about animals than I would have thought & he comes at the issue from several different angles. He
I watched a video one time on Youtube of a soldier in Iraq throwing a puppy off of a cliff for fun. You could hear the puppy's cry get farther away as it plummeted lower and lower. You can probably still find this video if you search "soldier throws puppy off cliff." This video deeply affected me, a Leggi tutto
I listened to this a few weeks ago & gave it 5 stars as an audio book (My review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ) even though I don't think that was the best format for it. While it's not filled with facts & figures that require study, there were some I would have liked to have revie Leggi tutto
Interesting topic, colloquial writing, shoddy research. This book bravely takes on the question of how humans think about animals and why our thoughts are clouded with contradictions. Why do people oppose the torturing and killing of lab mice for scientific pursuits, but not the torturing and killin Leggi tutto
I agree with the basic premise of this book. Our attitudes about animals are logically inconsistent, and when people are extremely logically consistent, that leads to absurdity. Hypocrisy is inherent in the relationships between humans and animals, and complications are impossible to escape from. How Leggi tutto
There were several moments during this book when I thought, "WTF!?" but due to other obligations, I did not write them down and prepare a review. 1. I had forgotten all about the book until reading an article about the feral dog epidemic, when I remember that one of the more insane things in this bo Leggi tutto
Meh. This book has a good title, but it's misleading. Well, the part after the colon is misleading. Some more accurate titles for the book would be: Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: It's Hard to Think Straight About Animals (omitted the "Why" because he doesn't really pretend to answer that.) Leggi tutto
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