The author takes his inspiration from Isaac Bashevis Singer's The Letter Writer, which states "... for the animals it is eternal Treblinka". The book examines the origins of human supremacy, and describes the emergence of industrialised slaughter of both animals and people in modern times.
"Promises to be one of the most influential books of the 21st century" - Dr Karen Davis. 2002. 296pp.
This brave book compares the way animals are exploited in the western world to the way Jews and other minorities were treated in recent history by the Nazis. It examines the development of animal abuse over the centuries from the time animals were first domesticated through to the high-tech farms, slaughterhouses and laboratories of today. The ideology which enables an individual to be 'de-humanised' is examined, as are the techniques which have been used throughout history to prevent humans and animals from fighting back against their oppressors.
This book is very harrowing in places, but it never becomes sentimental. The facts are presented and analysed in a very thought-provoking way, and each chapter is fully referenced. It is ideal for anyone researching the psychology of animal abuse. Highly recommended.