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 Post subject: Toronto Animal Book Club
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:20 pm 
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This is a paraphrase off my blog, but basically, I was inspired by a recent post on Our Hen House to seek out a vegan/animal rights book club locally, when I couldn't find one, I wanted to make it happen. You want to make it happen? (p.s. as an FYI the TVA also has a book club as I found out later.)

Anyway, if you're interested, we're starting to get organized over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/355075024600964/


Bla bla bla etc:

Some initial goals for this book club:

A positive respectful space to share, read, learn, and talk about animal friendly literature and non-fiction. This could/would include:
Advocacy
    writings and exploring animal ethics through reading
    The history of animal activism and movements
    Memoirs of important figures
    Sharing animal friendly children’s literature (like sharing our favourite short books one month, etc.)
    This could also include reading books that are not pro-vegetarian/vegan, but ones that really challenge us. We can take it in whatever direction we want it to go.
    A place to learn from our readings and from each other.
    A place to potentially see things in a new way.
    A place to meet other people interested in animal rights and welfare in a relaxed social, non-academic, atmosphere.
    Just a few potential book suggestions:

From current works to classics, to anti-veg works, books exploring captivity, vivisection, and animal liberation movements, There is a lot out there, but here are just a couple possibilities, in no particular order:

    Animals and Why They Matter - Mary Midgley
    Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer
    The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory – Carol J. Adams
    Animal Liberation – Peter Singer
    Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation - Hugh LaFollette & Niall Shanks
    What the Animals Taught Me: Stories of Love and Healing from a Farm Animal Sanctuary – Stephanie Marohn
    Death at Seaworld: Shamu and The Dark Side of Whales in Captivity by David Kirby (website for book)
    Laika – Nick Abadzis (a graphic novel)
    Behind the Dolphin Smile – Rick O’Barry
    Any of the books on Vegbooks Kids book list
    Books from Rob Laidlaw’s Suggested Reading List
    David Sztybel’s top twelve animal activist books

Does that sound good? This is just the beginning, but I’d love to meet and talk books with interested Torontonians, let’s do it!

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 Post subject: Re: Toronto Animal Book Club
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:43 pm 
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It sounds interesting but I'm already a member of the TVA book club and I don't think I have the time for two, but good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Toronto Animal Book Club
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:06 pm 
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What is the TVA one like? I never heard about it before last week.

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 Post subject: Re: Toronto Animal Book Club
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We read a mix of non-fiction and fiction. The last few months have been more fiction, which hasn't been my thing, but anyone can suggest books so at our next meeting I'll definitely be using your list above to recommend some more non-fiction (I hope you don't mind!).

I've only been a member for a few months but we've read Zoobiquity, the White Bone, No Happy Cows, the Vegan's Daily Companion, and I'm sure I'm forgetting another one.

We meet once a month, have a potluck, and discuss the book. It's pretty low-key. There are usually around 10 or so people, sometimes less.

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