Table of Contents for Bond : Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them


Preface ix
Introduction: Sanctuary 1(20)
Part I A Special Bond
One The Ties That Bond
21(33)
The Biochemistry of the Bond
24(6)
Pet Keeping Through the Ages
30(3)
Domesticated Animals: "Bonded to the House"
33(7)
Animal Sacrifice: "The Perfect Gift"
40(3)
Animal Welfare and the "Great Republic of the Future"
43(5)
Self-Evident Truths
48(6)
Two The Mismeasure of Animals
54(37)
Thinking and Feeling: Shared Capacities
56(3)
Denying Animal Intelligence
59(7)
Signs of Change
66(5)
Lifesaving Dolphins and Dogs, Altruistic Elephants, and Other Remarkable Animals
71(8)
The Emotional Lives of Animals
79(12)
Part II The Betrayal of the Bond
Three A message From Hallmark: Exposing Factory Farming
91(44)
The Slaughterhouse Next Door: Inside a California Meat Plant
94(11)
The Hypocrisy of "Happy Cows"
105(9)
Endless Denials: The Challenge of Reform
114(5)
"The New Agriculture": The Ways of Industrial Farming
119(6)
"Meat Science": Turkeys Who Can't Walk, Pigs Who Can't Move, and Other Victims of Agribusiness
125(5)
Stirring the Silent Majority
130(5)
Four A culture of Cruelty: Animal Fighting in America
135(42)
Bad Newz on Moonlight Road: Dogfighting Comes Out of the Shadows
137(8)
Michael Vick and the Contradiction of Cruelty
145(8)
Blood Sport Through the Ages
153(4)
"The Feathered Warrior"
157(5)
"I Won't Disappoint You"
172(5)
Five For the Love of Pets
177(45)
Katrina and the Human-Animal Bond
180(10)
The Animals in Our Lives
190(6)
In the Name of Mercy: Animal Shelters and the Problem of Euthanasia
196(8)
Factory Farms for Dogs: The Tragedy of Puppy Mills
204(5)
The AKC and "the Maintenance of Purity"
209(2)
Nothing Fancy: The Costs of Reckless Breeding
211(11)
Six The Cull Of The Wild
222(47)
Unfaithful Stewards: Betraying Yellowstone's Bison
225(8)
Killing and Longing: The Lessons of TR
233(6)
The Era of Rational Slaughter
239(4)
"Let's Kill Them All": The Attack on Alaska's Wolves
243(5)
"Garbaging for Bears": Commercial Hunting and Contemptible Conduct
248(5)
The Face of Innocence and the Shame of Canada
253(16)
Part III Building a Humane World
Seven Cruelty and Its Defenders
269(43)
The Moral Scale and Humane Living
272(5)
Rhetorical Camouflage: Debating Opponents of Animal Protection
277(7)
Collateral Damage and the NRA
284(10)
"The Agro-Industrial Complex": Harvesting Subsidies
294(8)
"The Rising Plague" and the Veterinary Oath
302(10)
Eight The Humane Economy
312(39)
"Creative Destruction" and Living Capital
314(12)
Wild Neighbors
326(7)
Chemistry and Compassion
333(5)
Twenty-First-Century Science
338(6)
Innovation and the Spark of Life
344(7)
Appendix: Fifty Ways to Help Animals 351(6)
Acknowledgments 357(6)
Notes 363(46)
Index 409