“Possibly the most important book on animal welfare written to date. In exquisite chapter after chapter, Rollin presents the philosophical background of what telos is, why it matters and demonstrates with stories, anecdotes, and data, why common sense is an important basis for understanding animals, their needs and their wants.”—Alan Goldberg, John Hopkins School of Public Health, JH Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, JH Berman Institute of Bioethics
“One does not have to be well-versed in philosophical thought to understand Rollin’s most important message, namely, that when we respect other animals for whom they are and for what they do when they are able to live as freely as possible as the evolved beings they are, we all will be more likely to work together to stop the horrific and brutal abuse to which billions of animals are intentionally and routinely subjected globally each and every day.”—Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, author of Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
Bernard E. Rollin is the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the organization Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research. Rollin has served on the Pew National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production and on the Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He lives in Fort Collins, CO.