This is a narration of the 2016 book On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century, abridged and adapted for audio, and read by author Lee Hall in 2022.
Although quotations are left as they were written, this work is created with a commitment to gender-free language as far as possible.
Here’s One Audio File With the Combined Nutshell Narratives
And below is an index of links for each of the 18 nutshell narratives making up On Their Own Terms: Animal Liberation for the 21st Century in audio form.
Feedback (positive, building-on, or critique) welcome. I’ll be listening to the combined, 1-hour-and-52-minute audio file now that it’s posted as one piece. If you find anything that could be clearer, let me know. The beauty of indy-publishing this is that glitches can be fixed!
NUTSHELL NARRATIVES (2022)
- ABOUT THIS BOOK: “About This Book” lays out the book’s context and why it needs to exist. This is the first of a series of nutshell narratives putting each chapter into audible form.
- FOREWORD by Dr. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson: “Finding out about others without desiring to use or have them, intimidate or subordinate them may be the hardest thing of all for humans to do.”
PART ONE: TO CARE, AND TO BE FAIR
- Chapter 1: Rights and Care · Hits and Misses. Ethics of care, rights, and liberation: the differences, and why they matter.
- Chapter 2: Taking Animal Welfare Seriously. Real welfare isn’t an industry catchphrase.
- Chapter 3: The Singer Model · Is It Really Animal Liberation? Why vegans need to reclaim animal liberation.
- Chapter 4: Ending Human Tyranny. So, if a lifeboat could only hold a human or a dog….
- Chapter 5: Ditch the Hogwash. Stick to Principle. Why reforming animal husbandry is not the vegan’s work.
- Chapter 6: Common Objections to Veganism · Practical Responses. Is veganism wishful thinking or workable?
PART TWO: TO LIBERATE
- Chapter 7: Connecting Dominion’s Dots. Once you assume dominion, it doesn’t matter how you define it…other animals can’t win.
- Chapter 8: Barking Up the Wrong Tree. We need to talk about animals bred as pets.
- Chapter 9: Let Them Be! From birth control to personhood: well-intentioned advocacy can fail to consider other animals on their terms.
- Chapter 10: Victims in Pictures. An argument against the use of horrifying pictures.
- Chapter 11: From Food to Friends? Troubles With Cuteness and Meme-Sharing. Is the unexamined meme worth sharing?
- Chapter 12: A Plan for Liberation. How can we choose our best liberation advocacy paths?
- Appendix 1: A Liberation Workshop. If you believe the work of radical change starts with a written plan, here is a possible template.
- Appendix 2: Making Vegan Guides and Leaflets. Thoughts on creating an intro to veganism for the vegan-curious.
- Appendix 3: Veganism Defined. Updated language for the classic 1951 pledge of allegiance to our planetmates.