Suggest to the average leftist that animals should be part of broader liberation struggles and-once they stop laughing-you'll find yourself casually dismissed. With a focus on labor, property, and the life of commodities, Making a Killing contains key insights into the broad nature of domination, power, and hierarchy. It explores the intersections between human and animal oppressions in relation to the exploitative dynamics of capitalism. Combining nuts-and-bolts Marxist political economy, a pluralistic anarchist critique, as well as a searing assessment of the animal rights movement, Bob Torres challenges conventional anti-capitalist thinking and convincingly advocates for the abolition of animals in industry-and on the dinner plate.
Making A Killing is sure to spark wide debate in the animal rights and anarchist movements for years to come.
About the Author
Bob Torres is assistant professor of sociology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, USA, where he teaches courses on social theory, globalization, political economy, and animal rights. Coauthor of the vegan how-to guide, Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World, Bob also publishes scholarly literature on topics around globalization, food, and the social implications of technology.