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Political Animals: Animal Protection Politics in Britain and the United States

By: Robert Garner

286 pages, Tabs


Paperback | May 1998 | #94334 | ISBN: 0333730003
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Hardback | Apr 1998 | #94332 | ISBN: 0333615816
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Discusses the character of animal protection policy making in Britain and the United States, and explores opportunities open to animal protection movements.

'A must read for anybody interested in the animal rights movement. Political Animals tells a compelling story and convincingly explains why animals are afforded more protection in Britain than the United States.' - Adele Douglass, Director, Washington DC Office, American Humane Association 'The treatment of animals has become a central public policy issue in many western countries. In this valuable comparative study Robert Garner builds on his earlier pioneering work in the area.' - Wyn Grant, Professor of Politics, University of Warwick 'Robert Garner deals brilliantly with an important and previously neglected subject for political science - the extraordinary popularity and significance of the animal protection movement and its growing effect upon public policy. Politicians frequently report that they receive more letters on this subject than on any other. Garner provides an avalanche of facts and figures to make his case that this is a field which deserves considerable further study. Indeed his book will prove an able defence against those who argue that political scientists, no less than the politicians themselves, can become out of touch with new and defining movements.' - Richard D. Ryder, Director of Animal Welfare Studies for the International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW) '...fills a major gap in animal protection scholarship.' - Andrew N. Rowan, Anthrozoos


Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - List of Tables - Introduction - The Institutional Framework of Animal Protection - The Economics and Politics of Animal Exploitation - The Animal Protection Movement: Recruitment, Ideology and Strategy - Lobbying for Animals - Parliament and Animal Protection - American Legislators and Animal Protection - The Politics of Farm Animal Welfare in the United States - The Politics of Farm Animal Welfare in Britain - The Politics of Animal Research in Britain - The Politics of Animal Research in the United States - Conclusion: Animal Protection and Pluralist Politics - Index

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ROBERT GARNER is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Leicester. He previously taught at the universities of Exeter and Buckingham. He is the author of Animals, Politics and Morality, British Political Parties Today (with Richard Kelly) and Environmental Politics, and is the editor of Animal Rights: The Changing Debate. In addition, he has published numerous articles on animal protection politics and environmental politics in general.

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