Please excuse the self-promotion, but today marks the publication of my first book, Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs. The book is about how pets have become more like family, not only in our homes, but also in the eyes of the law. It covers a number of topics that would be of interest to the Animal Blawg community, including:
–The evolving legal status of cats and dogs in courtrooms and legislatures
–The rise of the animal law and animal protection movements
–The backlash against animal rights from the veterinary, scientific, and agriculture communities
Reviews have begun coming in, and they’ve been great so far:
“Well researched and also very personable, this book will make readers think as they look into the eyes of those furry beings that share their lives.” —Booklist
“This engrossing, enjoyable, and well-researched title contributes positively to the literature on companion animals and belongs in all libraries.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Grimm’s most valuable contribution… is his reasoned and well-researched discussion of the pet “personhood” movement, particularly its legal implications for veterinarians, scientific research, and agriculture.” — Publishers Weekly
“Eye opening” — National Geographic
“A book of note” — The Toronto Star
I’ve also just had two very nice Q&As published, one in National Geographic and one in Wired.
The book is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, IndieBound, and bookstores everywhere. Please help me spread the word!
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