The UU Animal Ministry at First Unitarian is working hard to help us recognize the many ways that humane treatment of animals is central to our Principles as Unitarian Universalists. Our bookstore also carries books on this subject. Some expose the cruelty that happens in our food chain, and others explore the wonder of animals and nature.
Here are a few to consider:
Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better
by Tracey Stewart
The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate Tracey Stewart understands this better than most—and she’s on a mission to change how we interact with animals.
Jon and Tracey Stewart have partnered with Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, to open the organization’s fourth location at their New Jersey farm. (This is the John Stewart who retired from television’s The Daily Show.)
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
by Frans DeWaal
Humane Economy, The: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals
by Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States