Empty Cages

Author: Tom Regan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742549937
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Described by Jeffrey Masson as 'the single best introduction to animal rights ever written, ' this new book by Tom Regan will structure the animal rights debate for generations to come. In a style at once simple and elegant, Regan dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates perpetrated by the mass media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of 'humane treatment' favored by animal exploiters, and explains why existing laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty. Written by the leading philosophical spokesperson for animal rights, Tom Regan's shocking exposZ of animal abuse makes an essential and lasting contribution that will significantly impact the history of animal rights advocacy in America

Tierethik transdisziplin r

Author: Björn Hayer
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839442591
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Nur selten zuvor war es um Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisse derart schlecht bestellt wie in der Spätmoderne. Insbesondere die Potenzierung des Leidens durch die industrialisierte Landwirtschaft wirft zentrale Fragen der Tierethik auf - einem philosophischen Diskursfeld, das innerhalb der Human-Animal Studies von zentraler Bedeutung ist. Die in ihm miteinander im Wettstreit befindlichen Theorien strahlen zum einen direkt in die Gesellschaft aus, zum anderen begünstigen sie die Entwicklung neuer Sichtweisen auf Gegenstände der Kultur- und Literaturgeschichte. Dieser Grundlagenband versammelt Beiträge, welche das interdisziplinäre Forschungsfeld wissenschaftlich und didaktisch ausloten.

The Case for Animal Rights

Author: Tom Regan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243866
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More than twenty years after its original publication, "The Case for Animal Rights" has a new and fully considered preface, in which Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position.

Animal Rights Human Wrongs

Author: Tom Regan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742533547
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Regan provides the theoretical framework that grounds a responsible pro-animal rights perspective, and ultimately explores how asking moral questions about other animals can lead to a better understanding of ourselves.

Bleating Hearts

Author: Mark Hawthorne
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780998503
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Comprehensive and hard-hitting, Bleating Hearts examines the world’s vast exploitation of animals, from the food, fashion, and research industries to the use of other species for sport, war, entertainment, religion, labor and pleasure.

Critical Animal Studies

Author: Dawne McCance
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438445342
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Comprehensive overview of key theoretical approaches and issues in the field.

Animals and Society

Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526768
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

Animals and World Religions

Author: Lisa Kemmerer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912556
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Despite increasing public attention to animal suffering, little seems to have changed: Human beings continue to exploit billions of animals in factory farms, medical laboratories, and elsewhere. In this wide-ranging and perceptive study, Lisa Kemmerer shows how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures. Dr. Kemmerer examines the role of nonhuman animals in scripture and myth, in the lives of religious exemplars, and by drawing on foundational philosophical and moral teachings. She begins with a study of indigenous traditions around the world, then focuses on the religions of India (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain) and China (Daoism and Confucianism), and finally, religions of the Middle East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). At the end of each chapter, Kemmerer explores the inspiring lives and work of contemporary animal advocates who are motivated by a personal religious commitment. Animals and World Religions demonstrates that rethinking how we treat nonhuman animals is essential for anyone claiming one of the world's great religions.