**The books available at the Book Club are signed by the author Joan Dunayer.** The Book-Club will discuss Part 1 of “Animal Equality: Language and Liberation” on Monday 7th Sept in Cornucopia at 6.30pm. We are thankful to the author Joan Dunayer for agreeing to answer questions arising from the meeting and also for signing the books.


‘Animal Equality: Language and Libeation’ was “the first book on language and nonhuman oppression–and the most progressive animal-rights book to date–Animal Equality shows that deceptive, biased words sustain injustice toward nonhuman animals. Speciesism (prejudice against nonhuman animals) survives through lies. Animal Equality’s compelling evidence of nonhuman thought and emotion debunks language that characterizes other animals as unreasoning or insensitive. Vivid descriptions of hunting, sportfishing, zoos, aquaprisons, vivisection, and food-industry captivity and slaughter reveal the cruelty that misleading words legitimize and conceal. Animal Equality also uncovers the speciesist attitudes and practices underlying much sexist and racist language. Every animal–nonhuman or human–deserves equal consideration and protection, Joan Dunayer argues. Offering pronoun, vocabulary, and style guidelines, she proposes new language that will bring us closer to nonhuman liberation”.
More info: www.upc-online.org.

Chapter 1: Speciesism and Language.
Chapter 2: False Categories.
Chapter 3: Animal Attributes.

The book, as ever, is available to buy from at the Book Club or you can order it online or check your local library. The books available at the Book Club are signed by the author Joan Dunayer.

Where: Cornucopia (upstairs), 19/20/Wicklow St, Dublin 2.
Time: 6.30-8.30pm.
When: 7th Sept
Price: Free
Contact: vegansireland@gmail.com.

Every fortnight from the 7th Sept, the Book-Club will meet to discuss part of Animal Equality. Participants will have read a selected part prior to each meeting.
Everyone will have an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the book. Further discussion is available on the Book Club’s Facebook Group Page.
The author, Joan Dunayer has also agreed to answer questions arising from reading the book. We will gather the questions and email them for her reply.

A Book-Club is where a group of people get together to discuss a book; express their opinions and ask questions.