Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals by Hal Herzog
"The way we think about other species often defies logic."
Well yes, just the three animals on the cover evoke very different reactions from people. While the majority of us think dog: pet; rat: vermin; pig: food, there are plenty of people who have both rats and pigs as pets even in America (and in Asian countries, plenty of cultures see dogs as food, and in some Middle Eastern societies, dogs are looked upon like vermin.)