A timely book, Capers is an overview of the last couple decades of animal advocacy, and examines methods and activities that have proven to be positive, questionable, or even negative towards the goals of animal rights.
It questions tactics such as using threats and intimidation. It reflects deeply on various outlooks, from abolitionist and animal rights, through to husbandry reform and militant welfarists and back to veganism. It interrogates the outcome and net result of these efforts.
It questions how many of these actions can actually be considered 'animal rights' and if these results are truly benefiting animals or simply playing into the very hands of the industries that exploit them.
Lee Hall digs deeply into these issues, and clarifies the definition of animal rights, hopefully allowing more of us to focus on a common goal, rather than the 'anything goes' approach we've seen over the last two decades. An approach which one must agree has had limited results and severely confused the issues.