First Published: 1964


Animal Machines

Author: Ruth Harrison 

Summary: Did for factory farming what Silent Spring did for pesticides

Vincent Stuart


Published 2 years after Silent Spring, Ruth Harrison's exposé of the quality of life of farmed animals in modern intensive agriculture had a profound effect on public opinion. It inspired a new generation to go vegetarian and is said to be the inspiration behind the first European Convention on the Protection of Farmed Animals.

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