Veg/Animal Rights Book Discussions continue

Based on input from folks participating in the veg/AR book discussions this year, Bay Area Vegetarians’ is planning to expand the book club for vegetarian/animal rights discussions for 6 books in 2007, and to have discussions in San Francisco and San Jose, alternating.

Starting in January 2007, we will launch the new book discussion series with an informal and supportive discussion of an excellent book by Matthew Sculley, Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

Sculley is a journalist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. Okay, before you stop reading this, listen to what Karen Dawn of Dawnwatch says:

Matthew Scully has written a beautiful book in which he bases his argument for animal protection not on rights, liberation, or ethics, but on mercy. He tells us, “We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality, but in a sense because they don’t; because they all stand unequal and powerless before us. Animals are so easily overlooked, their interests so easily brushed aside. Whenever we humans enter the world, from our farms, to the local animal shelter to the African savanna, we enter as lords of the earth bearing strange powers of terror and mercy alike.”

You can read her full review on here

Here’s the event details. If you’d like a heads-up as the date draws closer, please RSVP as a yes or maybe on the evite.

What: Book Discussion: Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
Where: SF
When: 1/7/07 Sunday, 3:00 pm
Host: Tammy
Discussion Leader: Teri
RSVP: http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/sfbaveg@yahoo.com/book_jan2007

Full Details: http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=1474#1474

If you are interested in attending and have suggestions for future books, please let me know. Titles or authors suggested so far include Vegan Freaks, China Study, Tom Regan, Gary Francione, Unnatural Order by Jim Mason, Inner Art of Vegetarianism by Carol Adams, etc.

Dominion is 400 pages long, so just a heads-up if you want to start reading now 🙂