The Covenant of the Wild: Why Animals Chose Domestication

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Animal rights extremists argue that eating meat is murder and that pets are slaves. This compelling reappraisal of the human-animal bond, however, shows that domestication of animals is not an act of exploitation but a brilliantly successful evolutionary strategy that has benefited humans and animals alike.
 
Budiansky’s slim, elegant discourse is a persuasive counterweight to the pastoral delusions of sentimentalists intent on seeing humans as malevolently at odds with the noble animal kingdom.” Manuela Hoelterhoff, Wall Street Journal
 
Forcefully argued and eloquent.” Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
 
A subtle look at the mysteries of evolution and a stinging response to animal-rights extremists. . . . Ambrosia for anyone whether in agreement with Budiansky or not who appreciates the beauty of an argument that combines careful scholarship with common sense.” Kirkus Reviews
 
Budiansky argues his thesis clearly and cogently.” Daily Telegraph

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Formerly Washington editor of the journal Nature, Stephen Budiansky is a senior writer at US News & World Report, where he writes about science, the environment and current affairs. He lives with his wife and two children on a small farm in Virginia.

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