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Animal Ethics Reader

Edited By: Susan Armstrong and Richard G Botzler

576 pages, no illustrations


Paperback | Apr 2008 | Edition: 2 | #173635 | ISBN-13: 9780415775397
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The book is arranged under the following headings: Theories of Animal Ethics, Animal Capacities, Animals for food, Animal Experimentation, Genetic Engineering of Animals, Ethics and Wildlife, Zoos, Aquaria, and Animals in Entertainment, Companion Animals, Legal Rights for Animals. There is an emphasis on balancing classic contemporary readings with a view to presenting debates as they stand at this point in time.

A comprehensive, up-to-date anthology going beyond the usual animal rights issues should be of great use, not just to teachers, but to the growing non-professionals interested in these matters. - Niall Shanks, Tennessee State University The anthology is both comprehensive in its coverage of the issues raised by animal ethics and its inclusion of diverse writers on these issues. - Nick Buttle, University of the West of England, UK


Contents Foreword by Bernard E. Rollin Acknowledgments "Gatha for All Threatened Beings" Introduction: A Sketch of the History and Current State of Animal Ethics Chapter 1. Theories of Animal Ethics Introduction From The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan, "Reply to Tom Regan", Carl Cohen "For an Expanded Theory of Human Rights," Paola Cavalieri From Practical Ethics, Peter Singe "Animal Rights and Feminist Theory", Josephine Donovan "Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs", R.G. Frey " Equal Consideration and Unequal Moral Status," David DeGrazia Chapter Questions Suggested Readings Chapter 2. Animal Capacities: Pain, Emotion, Consciousness Chapter Introduction Methods of Study "Scientific Ideology, Anthropormorphism, Anecdote, and Ethics", Bernard E. Rollin "Reflections", Barbara Smuts Pain "The Myth of Animal Suffering", B. Bermond "Animal Pain", Bernard E. Rollin "How Facts Matter", Gary Varner Animal Emotions "Animal Minds and Animal Emotions", Marian S. Dawkins "A Passionate Devotion", Cynthia Moss "The Rat will Play", Jack Panksepp "Love was Once a Little Boy", D.H. Lawrence "Consciousness and Cognition From Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness", Donald Griffin Chapter Questions Annotated Bibliography Chapter 3. Primates and Cetaceans Introduction Primates "Deep Ethology, Animal Rights, and the Great Ape/Animal Project", Marc Bekoff "Ape Consciousness Human Consciousness", Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, William M. Fields and Jared Taglialatela "Cultures in Chimpanzees", A. Whiten "Are Apes Persons?" Juan Carlos Gomez "The Chimpanzee at Stanford", Fran Peavey "Problems Faced by Wild and Captive Chimpanzees", Jane Goodall Cetaceans "Culture in Whales and Dolphins", Luke Rendell and Hal Whitehead "Exploring the Cognitive World of the Bottlenosed Dolphin", Louis M. Herman "Is a Dolphin a Person?", Mary Midgley Chapter Questions Suggested Readings Chapter 4. Animals for Food Chapter Introduction "Am I Blue?" Alice Walker "Meat-Eating", David DeGrazia "Thinking like Animals", Temple Grandin "A Major Change", Temple Grandin "Animal Agriculture, Myths and Facts", Animal Agriculture Alliance "Lives of Quiet Desperation," Francoise Wemelsfelder "Five Arguments for Vegetarianism," William O. Stephens "The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women," Carol J. Adams "A Feminist Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism," Kathryn Paxton George Religious Perspectives "Judaism," Norman Solomon "Enhancing the Divine Image," Rabbi Stephen Fuchs "The Bible and Killing for Food," Andrew Linzey "Islam," Martin Forward and Mohamed Alam "India's Sacred Cow: Her Plight and Future," Michael Fox Chapter Questions Suggested Readings Chapter 5. Animal Experimentation Chapter Introduction Laboratory Studies From The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan "Defending Animal Research: An International Perspective, " Baruch A. Brody "The Ethics of Animal Research: What are the Prospects for Agreement?", David DeGrazia Field Studies "The Ethics of Ecological Field Experimenta

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