Companion Animal Psychology Book Club April 2022

“I dare you to read this book and tell me that racial justice isn’t important in animal advocacy.” -- Dolores Huerta.

Animal Book Club April 2022

By Zazie Todd PhD

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This month, the Animal Book Club is reading Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation edited by Jasmin Singer, Aryenish Birdie, and Michelle Rojas-Soto.

From the publisher:

"Antiracism in Animal Advocacy: Igniting Cultural Transformation is a collection of writings by farmed animal protection advocates who are committed to exploring and prioritizing racial equity as they work to create a more just animal protection movement. The essayists, whose work was originally published in Sentient Media, and is reprinted with their permission, were all attendees of Encompass’s 2020 Racial Equity Institutes.

Essays include:

    “From Speaking Up for Animals to Becoming an Antiracist,” by Rachel Huff-Wagenborg

    “Using Research and Data to Create an Inclusive Animal Rights Movement,” by Brooke Haggerty

    “How My Cultural Identity Informs My Animal Advocacy,” by Unny Nambudiripad

    “Animal Advocates: It’s Time We Move from Performance to True Antiracism,” by Aryenish Birdie

    “Oppression without Hierarchy: Racial Justice and Animal Advocacy,” by Michelle Rojas-Soto

    “How Racism in Animal Advocacy and Effective Altruism Hinders Our Mission,” by Michelle Graham"

Antiracism in Animal Advocacy is available wherever books are sold. It and all of the previous book club choices (and more!) are also available in my Amazon store:

The book club is open to subscribers to any of my newsletters: my free Companion Animal Psychology newsletter or my premium Pawsitive Post newsletter. Right now there's also a new newsletter, Mini Paws (for Pawsitive Post subscribers, this is included for free). Please feel free to sign up to a newsletter and join us in the book club!

Of course, you are also welcome to read alongside us without joining the group.

Zazie Todd, PhD, is the award-winning author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy and Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy. She is the creator of the popular blog, Companion Animal Psychology, and also has a column at Psychology Today. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, one dog, and two cats. 

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