From Elephants to Mice: Animals Who Have Touched My Soul

A heartfelt narrative on the many ways animals touch our lives Join veterinarian and animal lover James Mahoney as he shares heartfelt and often heart-wrenching stories of a cast of creatures who left a permanent mark on his soul More than just a sentimental memoir this thought-provoking collection raises such issues as whether animals experience the same types of emotions as humans whether it is right to use animals in medical research and even whether animals might have a sense of humor Whether you're a dedicated animal activist or just a compassionate animal lover these unlikely stories of survival freedom

The Animal Rights Debate

Do all animals have rights Is it morally wrong to use mice or dogs in medical research or rabbits and cows as food How ought we resolve conflicts between the interests of humans and those of other animals Philosophical inquiry is essential in addressing such questions the answers given must have enormous practical importance Here for the first time in the same volume the animal rights debate is argued deeply and fully by the two most articulate and influential philosophers representing the opposing camps Each makes his case in turn to the opposing case The arguments meet head on Are
Animal rights Those two words conjure diverse but powerful images and reactions Some nod in agreement while others roll their eyes in contempt Most people fall somewhat uncomfortably in the middle between endorsement and rejection as they struggle with the profound moral philosophical and legal questions provoked by the debate Today thousands of organizations lobby agitate and educate the public on issues concerning the rights and treatment of nonhumans For the Prevention of Cruelty is the first history of organized advocacy on behalf of animals
Slaughterhouse is the first book of its kind to explore the impact that unprecedented changes in the meatpacking industry over the last twenty-five years - particularly industry consolidation increased line speeds and deregulation - have had on workers animals and consumers It is also the first time ever that workers have spoken publicly about what's really taking place behind the closed doors of America's slaughterhouses In this new paperback edition author Gail A Eisnitz brings the story

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals

The first anthology of writings on the history ethics politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front Terrorists or Freedom Fighters features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot - and in some cases personal experience - the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like terrorism democracy and freedom in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that

Christianity and the Rights of Animals

This book delves into the Bible and surfaces with proof that it was written with the intent that animals be treated with compassion

Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money

Meat Market elevates the debate over animal agriculture Erik Marcus exposes and clears away the exaggerated claims and counterclaims put forth by the meat industry and its opponents In the process Marcus presents a thorough examination of animal agriculture's cruelties and its far-reaching social costs Marcus then considers the discouraging progress made by the animal protection movement He evaluates where the movement has gone wrong and how its shortcomings could best be remedied

The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint

In this inspirational call to action Marc Bekoff the world s leading expert on animal emotions gently shows that improving our treatment of animals is a matter of rethinking our many daily decisions and expanding our compassion footprint He demonstrates that animals experience a rich range of emotions including empathy and compassion and that they clearly know right from wrong Driven by moral imperatives and pressing environmental realities Bekoff offers six compelling reasons for changing the way we treat animals whether they re in factory farms labs circuses or our vanishing wilderness The result is a well-researched informative guide that

The Animal Ethics Reader

The second edition of The Animal Ethics Reader is the most current and comprehensive anthology of readings on the subject of animal ethics Whilst keeping the best of the previous edition the editors have updated readings to reflect ongoing developments and emerging issues like rehabilitation of oiled wildlife human elephant interactions and animal consciousness and emotion Classic and contemporary readings are arranged thematically carefully presenting a balanced representation of the field as it stands and include selections from leading experts in the field Each chapter is introduced by the editors and study questions feature at the end The second edition

Is God a Vegetarian?: Christianity, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights

Is God a Vegetarian is one of the most complete explorations of vegetarianism in the Judeo-Christian tradition Young a linguistics and New Testament scholar attempts to answer the question being asked with greater and greater frequency Are Christians morally obligated to be vegetarians Many people are confused about the apparent mixed messages within the Bible On the one hand God prescribes a vegetarian diet in the Garden of Eden and the apocalyptic visions of Isaiah and John imply the restoration of a vegetarian diet However it is also clear that God permits Jesus partakes in and Paul sanctions the eating

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