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Run, Spot, run : the ethics of keeping pets

Author: Jessica Pierce
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Pierce
ISBN: 9780226209920 022620992X
OCLC Number: 946359759
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Thinking about Spot Awash with pets --
Neighborhood menagerie --
Who are pets? --
Why pets? --
Tainted love --
Living with Spot Family constellations --
Why not --
Sleeping together --
Stroke it --
Talk talk --
Animal bling --
Butt of the joke --
Planting seeds of empathy --
Pets and our health --
Cat scratch fever --
Pets and their health --
Feeding frenzy --
Who should we feed to our pets? --
Your dog is fat! --
Poop --
Animals bite back --
Pet and planet --
Worrying about Spot Turn me loose --
A boredom epidemic --
Don't you want me? --
Cruelty, abuse, neglect --
A hidden world of hurt --
Quiz: cruel practices --
The strange world of animal hoarding --
The links --
Heavy petting --
Licensed to kill --
Rage against the dying --
Fatal plus --
Eunuchs and virgins --
Breeding bad --
The shelter industry --
Cradle to grave --
A living industry --
Protect the harvest --
Rent-a-pet --
The biggest loser: exotic pets --
Caring for Spot What do pets need? --
Enriching animals' lives --
Which animals should be pets? --
Offering better protection --
Speaking for Spot --
So, is pet keeping ethical?
Responsibility: Jessica Pierce.

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