The Moral Rights of Animals

Author: Mylan Engel Jr.,Gary Lynn Comstock

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498531911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

View: 6027


Edited by Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary Lynn Comstock, this book employs different ethical lenses, including classical deontology, libertarianism, commonsense morality, virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and the capabilities approach, to explore the philosophical basis for the strong animal rights view, which holds that animals have moral rights equal in strength to the rights of humans, while also addressing what are undoubtedly the most serious challenges to the strong animal rights stance, including the challenges posed by rights nihilism, the “kind” argument against animal rights, the problem of predation, and the comparative value of lives. In addition, contributors explore the practical import of animal rights both from a social policy standpoint and from the standpoint of personal ethical decisions concerning what to eat and whether to hunt animals. Unlike other volumes on animal rights, which focus primarily on the legal rights of animals, and unlike other anthologies on animal ethics, which tend to cover a wide variety of topics but only devote a few articles to each topic, this volume focuses exclusively on the question of whether animals have moral rights and the practical import of such rights. The Moral Rights of Animals will be an indispensable resource for scholars, teachers, and students in the fields of animal ethics, applied ethics, ethical theory, and human-animal studies, as well as animal rights advocates and policy makers interested in improving the treatment of animals.

Christianity and the Rights of Animals

Author: Andrew Linzey

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498291953

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 1348


Christian concern about how we treat animals has increased strikingly in recent years. More and more Christians are deciding that our attitudes toward animals must change. Here is a book that presents, for the first time, a comprehensive and well-argued theological case for the rights of animals, and offers a challenging critique of our existing insensitivity toward animal life. Everyone who cares about the rights of animals, particularly clergy and ministers who are constantly being asked for answers on the issue, will welcome this new and important book.

The Case for Animal Rights

Author: Tom Regan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520243866

Category: Nature

Page: 425

View: 2010


More than twenty years after its original publication, "The Case for Animal Rights" has a new and fully considered preface, in which Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position.

Empty Cages

Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

Author: Tom Regan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742578216

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 6167


This shocking expose dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates portrayed by the media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of human treatment favored by animal exploiters, and explain why exisiting laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.

Making a Killing

The Political Economy of Animal Rights

Author: Bob Torres

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1904859674

Category: Nature

Page: 171

View: 9517


Using Marxism, anarchism, and social ecology to explore domination, power, and hierarchy, the author criticizes the use and abuse of animals in capitalist society and argues for the abolition of animal involvement in industry and as a human food source.

Rain Without Thunder

The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement

Author: Gary Francione

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439905227

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7272


A powerful re-examination of the animal rights movement and its shortcomings.

The rights of animals

Author: Auriana Ojeda

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 3061


Presents a series of articles on animal rights and animal welfare, examining the issue from a variety of diverse viewpoints.

The rights of animals

Author: Tamara L. Roleff,Jennifer A. Hurley

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737700695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 223

View: 6841


Essays discuss animal rights, animal experimentation, and the ethics of hunting, zoos, circuses, and raising animals for food


The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

Author: Matthew Scully

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312319731

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 3914


Argues for responsible action in the treatment of animals, challenging popular conceptions about animal feeling and awareness and profiling a safari convention, factory farm, and the works of top writers.

Animal Rights

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Paul Waldau

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019973996X

Category: Nature

Page: 236

View: 8545


A survey of animal rights issues addresses a variety of topics surrounding research animals, companion animals, wild animals, work animals, and animals used for food, as well as discussing the animal rights movement and its key figures and organizations.

Animal Theology

Author: Andrew Linzey

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252064678

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 6620


Animal rights is animal theology. The author argues that historical theology, creatively defined, must reject humanocentricity. He questions the assumption that if theology is to speak on this issue, 'it must only do so on the side of the oppressors.' His theological query investigates not only the abstractions of theory, but also the realities of hunting, animal experimentation, and genetic engineering. He is an important, pioneering, Christian voice speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.

A Theory of Justice for Animals

Animal Rights in a Nonideal World

Author: Robert Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199936315

Category: Nature

Page: 197

View: 6177


This innovative book is the first to couch the debate about animals in the language of justice, and the first to develop both ideal and nonideal theories of justice for animals. It rejects the abolitionist animal rights position in favor of a revised version of animal rights centering on sentience.

Animal Rights and Wrongs

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Demos

ISBN: 1898309191

Category: Animal rights

Page: 111

View: 9745


A revised and improved edition of a book in continuing demand.Do animals have rights? If not, do we have duties towards them? If so, what duties?These are myariad other issues are discussed in this brilliantly argued book, published in association with the leading think-tank Demos.Why are animal-rights groups so keen to protect the rights of badgers and foxes but not of rats mice or even humans? How can we bridge the growing gap between rural producers and urban consumers? Why is raising animals for fur more heinous than raising them for their meat? Are we as human beings driving other species either to extinction or to a state of dependency? This paperback edition is fully updated with new chapters on the livestoick crisis, fishing and BSE and a layman's guide introduction to philosophical concepts, the book presents a radical respponse to the defenders of animal rights and a challenge to those who think that because they are kind to their pets, they are therefore good news for animals.>

The Cry of Nature

Art and the Making of Animal Rights

Author: Stephen F. Eisenman

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780232128

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5874


The eighteenth century saw the rise of new and more sympathetic understanding of animals as philosophy, literature, and art argued that animals could feel and therefore possess inalienable rights. This idea gave birth to a diverse movement that affects how we understand our relationship to the natural world. The Cry of Nature details a crucial period in the history of this movement, revealing the significant role art played in the growth of animal rights. Stephen F. Eisenman shows how artists from William Hogarth to Pablo Picasso and Sue Coe have represented the suffering, chastisement, and execution of animals. These artists, he demonstrates, illustrate the lessons of Montaigne, Rousseau, Darwin, Freud, and others—that humans and animals share an evolutionary heritage of sentience, intelligence, and empathy, and thus animals deserve equal access to the domain of moral right. Eisenman also traces the roots of speciesism to the classical world and describes the social role of animals in the demand for emancipation. Instructive, challenging, and always engaging, The Cry of Nature is a book for anyone interested in animal rights, art history, and the history of ideas.

Unlocking the Cage

Science and the Case for Animal Rights

Author: Steven M. Wise

Publisher: Basic Books


Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 7301


An exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum - from children to other intelligent primates to dolphins, parrots, elephants, dogs and even honeybees. Steven Wise finds answers to the big question in animal rights today: Where do we draw the line? He presents a firsthand account of the investigations of animal experts: Cynthia Moss and the affectionate families of Amboseli; Irene Pepperberg and her grey parrot, Alex; and Penny Paterson with the gorilla Koko.

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Author: Marc Bekoff,Carron A. Meaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135930023

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 7022


Human beings' responsibility to and for their fellow animals has become an increasingly controversial subject. This book provides a provocative overview of the many different perspectives on the issues of animal rights and animal welfare in an easy-to-use encyclopedic format. Original contributions, from over 125 well-known philosophers, biologists, and psychologists in this field, create a well-balanced and multi-disciplinary work. Users will be able to examine critically the varied angles and arguments and gain a better understanding of the history and development of animal rights and animal protectionist movements around the world. Outstanding Reference Source Best Reference Source

Experimenting with Humans and Animals

From Galen to Animal Rights

Author: Anita Guerrini

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871979

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 592


Ethical questions about the use of animals and humans in research remain among the most vexing within both the scientific community and society at large. These often rancorous arguments have gone on, however, with little awareness of their historical antecedents. Experimentation on animals and particularly humans is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon, but the ideas and attitudes that encourage the biological and medical sciences to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expression of Western thought. Here, Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices from vivisection in ancient Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and medical research employing human subjects. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent AIDS research. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy.--From publisher description.

Defending Animal Rights

Author: Tom Regan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252026119

Category: Nature

Page: 179

View: 7301


More than a contest of wills representing professional and economic interests, the animal rights debate is also and enduring topic in normative ethical theory. 'Defending Animal Rights' addresses the key isues in this sometimes acrimonious debate.

Rattling The Cage

Toward Legal Rights For Animals

Author: Steven Wise

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824000

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 8573


Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this witty, moving, persuasive, and impeccably researched argument, Wise demonstrates that the cognitive, emotional, and social capacities of these apes entitle them to freedom from imprisonment and abuse.

Beating Hearts

Abortion and Animal Rights

Author: Sherry F. Colb,Michael C. Dorf

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540957

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 4959


How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements. Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, but forcing a woman to carry a child to term is problematic as a form of gender-based exploitation. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other.