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No animals were harmed : the controversial line between entertainment and abuse

Author: Peter Laufer
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines how animals have been used for entertainment and sport in animal acts, canned hunting, cockfighting, and more, and explores the line between use and abuse. The author, an investigative journalist explores the way humans interact with animals. The attack of a trainer at SeaWorld by a killer whale in February 2010 sparked his examination of the controversial role animals have played throughout the  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter Laufer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Laufer
ISBN: 9780762763856 076276385X
OCLC Number: 711046040
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Swim with dolphins! --
Whale as sushi --
Ted Nugent is my blood brother --
Searching for a Louisiana cockfight --
Cockfighting as sport --
Destroying the village to save it --
The charge of an animal rights brigade --
The cowardice of canned hunts --
Infiltrating cockfights --
Art as animal abuse --
Who would abuse a swan? --
The self-taught lion tamer --
Yes, he really does stick his head in the mouth of a lion --
Dead chickens without a fight --
The nemesis of Cajun cockfighters --
From Central Park horse carriages to ants on the kitchen counter --
Who is abusing whom? --
Saving chickens --
Dominion over every creeping thing that creepeth --
Sea turtle cowboy boots --
Cockfight first responders --
Cricket fighting for science --
A Jordanian princess changes Arabian horses mid-life --
A jailhouse meeting with a militant vegan --
Stoic arson victims reopen their sheepskin business --
Humane meat --
Dairy cow abuse --
The animal lawyer --
Vivisection dissected --
What's right and what's wrong? --
Sit, stay, roll over --
Fighting cocks rescued and euthanized --
The case for a kill-it-yourself dinner --
Las Vegas epiphany.
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