Animal Rights: The Changing Debate

Animal Rights: The Changing Debate

by Robert Garner


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Do animals have rights and, if so, what exactly are they? Further, how do these rights relate to human rights? These questions have long bedeviled scientists, philosophers, and animal advocates and today remain as contested as ever.
Combining the writings of leading academics and activists such as Peter Singer and Michael W. Fox, this anthology examines the development of animal rights discourse over the past quarter century to anticipate the future of the debate. Touching on every aspect of human-animal relations, from agriculture and animal experimentation to the animal rights movement in the United States and abroad, the contributors both question and affirm the utility of the concept of rights. Informing this volume is the belief that, regardless of where one stands on the issues of animal rights, it is simply indisputable that how we perceive and treat animals is fundamentally and inextricably related to how we define ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814730980
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1997
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Garner is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Leicester and author of Animals, Politics and Morality: Environmental Politics.

Table of Contents

Preface - Notes on Contributors - Introduction: The Forward March of Animals Halted? R.Garner - PART 1: ANIMAL RIGHTS, MORAL THEORY AND POLITICAL STRATEGY - Animal Liberation; P.Singer - Animal Rights: An Eco-Socialist View; T.Benton - Animal Rights: An Incremental Approach; G.Francione - PART 2: MEDICAL SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL WELFARE - Partial Protection: Animal Welfare and the Law; M.Radford - To Farm Without Harm and Choosing a Humane Diet: The Bioethics of Humane Sustainable Agriculture; M.W.Fox - The Use of Animals in Experimentation: An Examination of the Technical Arguments Used to Criticize the Practice; A.N.Rowan - PART 3: ANIMAL RIGHTS AND THE POLITICAL PROCESS - The American Animal Rights Movement; J.M.Jasper - Animal Welfare and the European Union; R.G.Svendsen - Putting Animals Into Politics; R.D.Ryder - Utopian Visions and Pragmatic Politics: Challenging the Foundations of Speciesism and Misothery; K.Stallwood - Bibliography - Index

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