Books

Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory Gary L Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations his abolitionist theory of animal rights and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement In this collection Francione advances the most radical theory of animal rights to date Unlike Peter Singer Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances and unlike Tom Regan Francione's theory applies to all sentient beings not only to those who have more sophisticated cognitive abilities

Sister Species: Women, Animals and Social Justice

Sister Species Women Animals and Social Justice U of Illinois Press Sister Species addresses interconnections between speciesism sexism racism and homophobia clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must identify and challenge these various intersecting forms of oppression s

Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights

Are we ready for parrots and dolphins to be treated as persons before the law In this unprecedented exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum-from infants and children to other intelligent primates from dolphins parrots elephants and dogs to colonies of honeybees-Steve Wise finds answers to the big question in animal rights today Where do we draw the line Readers will be enthralled as they follow Wise's

Free the Animals : The Story of the Animal Liberation Front

Free the Animals The Story of the Animal Liberation Front

CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

CAFO provides an unprecedented view of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations where an increasing percentage of the world s meat milk eggs and fish are produced As the photos and essays in this powerful book demonstrate the rise of the CAFO industry has become one of the most pressing issues of our time Industrial livestock production is now a leading source of climate changing emissions a source of water pollution and a significant contributor to diet-related diseases and the spread of food-borne illnesses The intensive concentrations of animals in such crammed and filthy conditions

Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection

Our treatment of animals in modern America is full of contradictions Pets are a beloved feature of most American households many enjoying the most luxurious food and accessories and reveling in the love and companionship from their human families At the same time animals raised for food or clothing or used for medical experiments and product testing often live painful lonely lives in small cages from birth to death And wild animals suffer in other ways losing their lives as their habitats disappear being hunted for trophies
Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world's animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their suffering The Animal Activist's Handbook argues that meaning in life is to be found quite simply in turning away from the futile pursuit of 'more' and focusing instead on leaving the planet a better place than you found it The critical component of creating a better world for all is thoughtful deliberate and dedicated activism that takes suffering seriously The authors build a ground-up case for reasoned impassioned and joyous activism that makes the most difference possible and suggest

Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights

Zoopolis offers a new agenda for the theory and practice of animal rights Most animal rights theory focuses on the intrinsic capacities or interests of animals and the moral status and moral rights that these intrinsic characteristics give rise to This book shifts the debate from the realm of moral theory and applied ethics to the realm of political theory focusing on the relational obligations that arise from the varied ways that animals relate to human societies and institutions Building on recent developments in the political theory of group-differentiated citizenship Zoopolis introduces us to the genuine political animal It argues

Animal Rights (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)

This series is inspired by the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series which explores important issues placing expert opinions from a wide range of sources in a unique pro con format Like its predecessor Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking Even more user-friendly and accessible than its parent series it offers a wealth of information at a lower reading level in a bright engaging package This appealing combination helps more students grasp the controversies of our increasingly complex world Each anthology features useful charts graphs and cartoons engaging fact boxes that provide at-a-glance information

An Introduction to Animals and the Law (Palgrave MacMillan Animal Ethics)

Throughout history humans have raised and confined animals for food clothing and research trained animals for entertainment fought animals for sport bought and sold animals for profit and lived with animals for companionship The law under the umbrella of 'animal law' regulates these human uses and interactions with animals Animal law is extremely diverse cutting across every substantive area jurisdictional boundary and source of legal authority Although most countries have enacted Animal Welfare Acts and Endangered Species Laws the law is currently designed primarily to protect the interests of humans as owners of animals or as users of environmental resources

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