Description - A Plea For The Animals, A by Matthieu Ricard
A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans-and an eloquent plea for animal rights.
The author comprehensively examines all areas of animal abuse as well their negative environmental effects, and he argues in favor of vegetarianism and its nutritional viability; but he equally targets the abhorrent aspects of experiments on animals by science and the many ways animals are reduced and abused as objects of amusement, from captivity in zoos to enslavement as pets. A section exposes the unimaginable abominations practiced as part of the international trade in exotic fauna and animal products (e.g., bear bile, rhinoceros horns, elephant tusks). And he devotes an entire chapter to the cruelties and absurdities of bullfighting. Matthieu's book differentiates itself from others in this field by being a complete and general indictment of the execrable treatment of animals by humans in our world today, of the moral bankruptcy that allows it, and its deleterious environmental effects.
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Author Biography - Matthieu Ricard
MATTHIEU RICARD is a French Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. Before becoming a monk he received a PhD in molecular genetics from the Louis Pasteur Institute. He is a renowned photographer and sought-after speaker, coauthor of The Monk and the Philosopher, and author of numerous other books, including the recent bestseller Altruism- The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World and Happiness- A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill, and he has been called the happiest person in the world.
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