Tag Archive: Animal Welfare Books

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

A fascinating exploration of humanity's eternal bond with animals and an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures A landmark work the Bond is the passionate insightful and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures written by one of America's most important champions of animal welfare Wayne Pacelle the president of the Humane Society of the United States unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals Pacelle begins

The Animals Issue: Moral Theory in Practice

Do animals have moral rights In contrast to the philosophical gurus of the animal rights movement whose opinion has held moral sway in recent years Peter Carruthers here claims that they do not He explores a variety of moral theories arguing that animals lack direct moral significance This provocative but judiciously argued book will appeal to all those interested in animal rights whatever their initial standpoint It will also serve as a lively introduction to ethics demonstrating why theoretical issues in ethics actually matter
With more than two million members and supporters People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA is the world s largest animal-rights organization and its founder and president Ingrid Newkirk is one of the most well-known and most effective activists in America She has spearheaded worldwide efforts to improve the treatment of animals in manufacturing entertainment and elsewhere Every day in laboratories food factories and other industries animals by the millions are subjected to inhumane cruelty In this accessible guide Newkirk teaches readers hundreds of simple ways to stop thoughtless animal cruelty and
Chickens can count Pigs are smarter than poodles Cows form close friendships Turkeys know one another by their voices and sheep recognize faces of other sheep and of people Far from lacking thoughts and feelings barnyard creatures demonstrate sophisticated problem-solving abilities possess rich social lives and feel a wide range of emotions In other words they re much like humans in countless ways And like us they suffer physical pain and mental anguish In The Inner World of Farm Animals Amy Hatkoff combines the latest research on the emotional and intellectual capacities of farm animals
Gary L Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal rights theory Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans and argues that because animals are property - or economic commodities - laws or industry practices requiring humane treatment will as a general matter fail to provide any meaningful level of protection Garner favors a version of animal rights that focuses on eliminating animal suffering and adopts a protectionist approach maintaining that although

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as a masterpiece by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as marvelous by Jane Goodall The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC Good Morning America and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively

Animal Law: Welfare Interests & Rights 2nd Edition (Aspen Elective)

In Animal Law Welfare Interest and Rights author David Favre uses problems case studies and doctrine as part of a thoughtful exploration of the history law and policy of animals rights Including ample material on jurisprudence Favre asks students to consider What are the arguments for animal rights as a matter of philosophy and law Student-friendly text introduces cases that address a variety of topics A rich selection of materials shed light on the history of legal and policy protections for animals dating back to The timely Second Edition updates Animal Law Welfare Interest and Rights

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

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