11 Best Books About Animal Rights Update 05/2022

There are a lot of powerful animal-rights books on the list below that you won’t want to put down.

How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human by Melanie Challenger

Why do humans try so hard to make it seem like we are not animal? In this book, Melanie Challenger, a researcher, talks about why humans have always tried to avoid being called “animal.” People should think about what it means to be human from a variety of perspectives, including philosophical, historical, and biological ones. Challenger wants people to stop being so afraid of the fact that they are animals. And from this acceptance, she hopes that we can see how we are all part of a multispecies community.

Animalkind by Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone

Newkirk is PETA president, and Stone is an award-winning author. This best-selling book gives you a glimpse into the interesting lives of animals. That geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, and that fish “sing” underwater are just two examples. When you have more compassion for other animals and learn about ways you can help protect them, your heart grows bigger.

The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights by Ingrid E. Newkirk

This book was first published in 1975, and it helped start the animal rights movement today. Singer reveals the truth about industries that abuse animals, makes a philosophical argument against “speciesism,” and gives concrete ways to be more humane. It’s no surprise that this book still has the power to change even the hardest of hearts today.

People who work for PETA have written a book called The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights. Ingrid Newkirk wrote it.

The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights is the most complete book on animal rights out there today. It lists hundreds of simple ways to stop cruelty. Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s president, wrote the book. It has facts, personal stories, ideas, and resources. It’s your go-to guide for making everyday choices that are kind to people.

Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet. by Ashlee Piper

This book is a real treat. It will help you move toward a more compassionate, healthy, and sustainable way of life. If you want to live more compassionately, this book is for you. It gives you ideas for living more compassionately in every part of your life, from your home to your closet to your makeup bag. One of PETA’s co-founders says that if everyone cared a little more about the world, it would be better. As someone who loves Making Kind Choices, I think this is a great way to reach people today.

Elephants Among Us: Two Performing Elephants in 20th Century America by M. Jaynes

It’s a new book that tells the story of Stoney the elephant, who was dragged around for his whole life to perform at fairs, circuses, and hotels. This book is very interesting. The first half of the book tells about his short life and the people who tried to help him. It also talks about a second elephant named Big Mary. Her life shows how animals are cruelly treated and abused in the entertainment business.

The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

As a guide to animal rights philosophy, Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation is called the “Bible.” This generation’s call for practical action is called The Animals’ Agenda. Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce say that animal-welfare science isn’t doing enough to help animals be happy and free. They say that even though it helps some of the worst parts of animal pain, it doesn’t do enough to help animals be happy and free.

Next of Kin: My Conversations With Chimpanzees by Roger Fouts with Stephen Tukel Mills

Roger Fouts, a primatologist, talks about how he spent 30 years studying the language of chimpanzees in this fascinating book. To communicate with them, Fouts taught them sign language. This led him to become an animal rights advocate who questioned the morality of biomedical experiments on chimpanzees.

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Look no further than Foer’s memoir mixed with an investigation called Eating Animals if you want to add a personal touch to the facts and figures that you find in a report. In this book, the best-selling author talks about his long journey to find out who is on his dinner plate: He looks into factory farms, talks about what people think about food, and digs in his heart to find out what the answer is.

Meat Is for Pussies: A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names by John Joseph

The title says it all. It was written by a punk rocker and an Ironman triathlete who hasn’t eaten meat for 30 years. Meat Is for Pussies exposes food facts that are hard to swallow. If you want to learn how to eat like a man but don’t have time to read Skinny Bitch, this guide is for you. It gives you steps to take charge of your diet like a man.

Eva by Peter Dickinson

Is your child starting to think about animal rights on his or her own and you want to get him or her a gift? This is a great idea! Check out Eva, a young adult science-fiction book that tells the story of a teenager whose mind is transplanted into the body of a chimpanzee after she’s paralyzed in an accident. Following her time with chimpanzees, Eva wants to stop the species from being wiped out.

Committed: A Rabble-Rouser’s Memoir by Dan Mathews

PETA’s very own Dan Mathews talks about his colorful adventures as a longtime animal rights activist in this very funny memoir. He has been an animal advocate all over the world, even when he was dressed up as a rabbit. He’s a living example of how controversy can help people win and make people laugh.

Veganist by Kathy Freston

Don’t like to be told things? Do you prefer a gradual introduction that is kind and not shocking? Freston’s guide to living a good life is just what you need. Veganist tells people to “lean into” a “veganist” lifestyle, which is vegan in intention but less concerned with getting it right all the time. Instead, Freston persuades people to eat a vegan diet by praising the health, environmental, and spiritual benefits of a vegan diet.

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