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Eating Earth By Lisa Kemmerer (Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Montana State University)

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An examination of human dietary choice as a unifying cause for both the environmental and animal-rights movements.

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Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice by Lisa Kemmerer (Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Montana State University)

Exploring the environmental effects of animal agriculture, fishing, and hunting, Eating Earth exposes critical common ground between earth and animal advocacy. The first chapter (animal agriculture) examines greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, manure and dead zones, freshwater depletion, deforestation, predator control, land and useincluding the ranching industries public lands subsidies. Chapter two first examines whether or not the consumption of fish is healthy and outlines morally relevant aspects of fish physiology, then scrutinizes the fishing industry, documenting the silent collapse of ocean ecosystems and calling attention to the indiscriminate nature of hooks and nets, including the problem of bycatch and what this means for endangered species and fragile seascapes. Chapter three outlines the historic link between the U. S. Government, wildlife management, and hunters, then systematically unravels common beliefs about sport hunting, such as the belief that hunters are essential to wildlife conservation, that contemporary hunting qualifies as a tradition, and that hunting is merciful, economical, or rooted in fair chase. At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer examines possible solutions to problems presented, such as sustainable meats, organic and local, grass fed, aquaculture, new fishing technologies, and enhanced regulations. Eating Earth offers a concise examination of the environmental effects of dietary choice, clearly presenting the many reasons why dietary choice ought to be front and center for environmentalists. Kemmerers writing, supported by nearly 80 graphs and summary slides, is clear, straightforward, and punctuated with wry humor.

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Eating Earth Reviews


Lisa Kemmerer's passionate examination of the environmental impact of eating "flesh" (both meat and fish) culminates in a call for a global shift to a plant-based diet. * Tristan Quinn, The Times Literary Supplement *

About Lisa Kemmerer (Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Montana State University)


Lisa Kemmerer is an Associate Professor of philosophy and religions at Montana State University. A graduate of Reed, Harvard, and Glasgow University (Scotland), she holds a PhD in philosophy and is the author of a handful of books, including Animals and World Religions and Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice.

Table of Contents


Table of Contents ; 1. Farming Facts ; 2. A Fishy Business ; 3. Hunting Hype

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Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice by Lisa Kemmerer (Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Montana State University)
Lisa Kemmerer (Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Montana State University)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
2015-01-08
168
019939184X
9780199391844
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