[Reading] ➷ A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion Author Matthieu Ricard – Submitalink.info

[Reading] ➷ A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion Author Matthieu Ricard – Submitalink.info Every Cow Just Wants To Be Happy Every Chicken Just Wants To Be Free Every Bear, Dog, Or Mouse Experiences Sorrow And Feels Pain As Intensely As Any Of Us Humans Do In A Compelling Appeal To Reason And Human Kindness, Matthieu Ricard Here Takes The Arguments From His Best Sellers Altruism AndHappiness To Their Logical Conclusion That Compassion Toward All Beings, Including Our Fellow Animals, Is A Moral Obligation And The Direction Toward Which Any Enlightened Society Must Aspire He Chronicles The Appalling Sufferings Of The Animals We Eat, Wear, And Use For Adornment Or Entertainment, And Submits Every Traditional Justification For Their Exploitation To Scientific Evidence And Moral Scrutiny What Arises Is An Unambiguous And Powerful Ethical Imperative For Treating All Of The Animals With Whom We Share This Planet With Respect And Compassion.

10 thoughts on “A Plea for the Animals: The Moral, Philosophical, and Evolutionary Imperative to Treat All Beings with Compassion

  1. Lorilin Lorilin says:

    According to author Ricard, this book is a natural follow up to a book he published last year called Altruism The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World In A Plea for the Animals, Ricard argues that altruism, mercy, compassion, and consideration should be extended to every sentient being i.e., every living thing that is capable of feeling pleasure and pain H

  2. Rohase Piercy Rohase Piercy says:

    This is an amazing book, and everyone should read it Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, a French national now living in Nepal, and he writes with eloquence, knowledge and compassion about the attitude of humanity towards our fellow creatures, those sentient beings with whom we share this planet and to a greater or lesser extent, a large part of our DNA He does not shy away

  3. She She says:

    I ve read many books over the years on this topic, but this one was a bit different It isscientifically based, so many people may find it a bit dry to read, but it s so well researched and eye opening that I really think it s an important book Some parts were difficult to read, simply because it made me want to cry reading about things that we humans do to animals around the

  4. WheeldonHS WheeldonHS says:

    2.5 starsNot sure if something was lost in translation or if the author s writing style was just not for me but I found this to be a difficult book to read, and not just because of the content.I did find a lot of the information to eye opening and I do plan to do my own independent research into how animals are treated in my own country and what alternative options arw currentl

  5. Melinda Doucette Melinda Doucette says:

    If you think animals should be treated better than they are, or if you ve been flirting with the idea of cutting down on your meat consumption or becoming a vegetarian, then this book is for you It is also for you if you want to be aware of the various forms of suffering we are inflicting upon animals around the world If you d rather remain ignorant and pretend like it s not happ

  6. Arwen Roustabout Arwen Roustabout says:

    As a retired veterinarian, I m all for the humane treatment of all animals, both wild and domestic However, I cannot embrace Matthieu Ricard s full spectrum approach which requires we all become vegetarians and not use or consume any animal products The author adopted his views after becoming Buddhist, though not all Buddhists avoid eating meat entirely I agree that as part of the

  7. Margot Lammers Margot Lammers says:

    I loved it It s a great introduction to holsim, Buddhism and veganism Not only can Matthieu explain to you why you are fooling yourself for so long, he is also explaining why you should stop fooling yourself I recommend this book to everybody who has too many skeptical friends or who is the skeptical friend.

  8. Nicholas Nicholas says:

    Kindness is not an obligation, it is the most noble expression of human nature.

  9. Mike Virgl Mike Virgl says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Disclaimer I am vegan This book is incredibly detailed and gives a holistic view of why animals should be treated with empathy The author, Matthieu Ricard, should be proud of himself This is truly a worthy plea for the animals Very quickly I will say one thing I did not like about this book and then move on t

  10. Kitty Galore Kitty Galore says:

    To indicate that I loved this book merely states that I appreciated all the aspects of animal cruelty addressed What I appreciated about the content was the clear, detailed descriptions of the myriad ways in which humans have deprecated and caused untold destruction to the planet because of their selfish dietary predilections and entertainment choices Using animals for either merely demons

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