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Michael Morris received a PhD in zoology from Auckland University in 1990. He has been a biological scientist, an animal rights activist, and a government policy adviser. Most recently he has been teaching environmental management programmes at university level in Japan and New Zealand, while researching issues relating to the ethics, law and policy surrounding animal use and abuse.
on Nov. 16, 2013 :
When it comes to factory farming, Michael Morris is one of the most knowledgeable people in New Zealand. I found this book so clear, informative and hard-hitting, providing very disturbing evidence about what goes on in New Zealand's factory farms even under the protection of legislation that mostly pays only lip service to the welfare and rights of the animals concerned.
Whilst the situation in/on many of our farms is very dire, this book didn't leave me feeling totally powerless and helpless because it gives some very good advice on what ordinary individuals can do to help the situation and it is so do-able. After reading this book I've come away convinced that there is absolutely no reason that animals have to suffer for the sake of our tastebuds, stomachs, or health (indeed, our health is all the better for avoiding or minimizing animal products), and that even as an ordinary person there are things that I can do to make a difference.
Thanks, Michael Morris, for writing this book - I only wish it was compulsory reading (especially in High Schools!)
(reviewed long after purchase)