How to Love Animals: In a Human-Shaped World


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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Henry Mance is currently the chief features writer for the Financial Times, focusing on long-form pieces. He was named interviewer of the year at the 2017 British Press Awards, and frequently appears on BBC radio and TV news programs. He has also appeared on CNN and PBS. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. This is his first book.


Advance praise for How to Love Animals

"[A] series of investigations, presented with humor and humility, into our contradictory relationships with pets, livestock and wildlife . . . Mance's argument is both convincing and urgent: we need to make dramatic changes to our lifestyle if we want to prevent ecological catastrophe." --The Guardian

"This fascinating book makes a persuasive, sanctimony-free case for treating animals more humanely . . . [Mance] does such a charming job of revealing the richness of animal inner lives." --The Times (London)

"[Mance] is a skillful writer who never shies away from painful stories, and leavens even the grimmest episodes with humor. He also has a rare ability to couch strenuous ethical arguments in terms that are warmly familiar." --The Economist (London)

"[Mance] is sensible and evenhanded, offering straightforward encouragement over contentious judgment . . . [his] plea for better treatment of animals will open eyes." --Publishers Weekly

"This unsentimental, hugely enjoyable book demands we suspend the cognitive dissonance that enables us all to ignore the feelings of animals while we exploit them for our own convenience. Stylishly written and deeply researched, Mance serves up the inconvenient truth that the meat on our plates was very recently a living sentient creature not unlike ourselves. He makes a powerful case in this important book, which calls for radical change to the way we eat, farm and manage wildlife in this human age." --Gaia Vince, author of Transcendence and Adventures in the Anthropocene

"Henry Mance believes that the bad things we do to animals are the result of our failure to think through the consequences of our actions. How to Love Animals will remedy that failure, in a highly readable, informative and entertaining manner." --Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation

"Henry Mance lifts the curtain on our dissonant relationship with other animals in a whip-smart, thought-provoking and thrilling investigation into one of the most essential moral issues of our time. Eye-opening as well as moving, challenging as well as frequently amusing, How to Love Animals surprised and fascinated me." --Lucy Jones, author of Losing Eden