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Run, Spot, run : the ethics of keeping pets

Author: Jessica Pierce
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Pierce
ISBN: 9780226209890 022620989X
OCLC Number: 990827207
Notes: Index.
Description: 264 pages ; 24 cm
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 me ; 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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