I am hugely grateful for this book. It offers a clear, and to my mind compelling, case in favour of treating animals with care and dignity. Scully, a former speechwriter for George W Bush, writes clearly, winsomely, and without pretension. Dominion is a long book, but it deserves to be: Scully uses research, interviews, moral philosophy and theology to argue for his position. If you are unconvinced by the case for animal rights - or at least for a greater concern for animal welfare - I would challenge you to read this book.
Most importantly, Scully structures his argument without taking the route adopted by Peter Singer and other animal rights advocates who bring people down to the same level as animals (arguing as they do against "speciesism"). Instead, Scully takes a more positive view of humanity, and argues that we should value animals more positively than we do. By lifting up animals rather than pushing down people, he offers a much more appealing vision of the way the world is. This not only strikes me as being true - it is also more likely to succeed in getting people to listen.
I would say there is one weakness of the book, but it is only relevant to some of its target audience. Scully's slightly unconvincing use of Biblical material will lead some Christians to raise questions about his approach to the Bible and how to interpret it. But Christians worried by this will probably also be able to explain how Scully could have better constructed his argument in line with Biblical material: his own (admitted) lack of theological nous does not serve to fatally undermine his argument.
This book deserves five stars. Animal welfare needs more advocates on the conservative side of the fence, and Scully is a worthy standard bearer for the cause.