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Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights

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Publisher Comments:

One of those rare books that can change the reader's view of our position in the world and within the animal kingdom, Unlocking the Cage is a landmark both in its scientific insight and in its challenge to the law. As Steven Wise continues his exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum--from apes to dolphins, parrots, elephants, dogs, and even honeybees--he finds astonishing answers to the big question in animal rights today: Where do we draw the line? The law has firm criteria for personhood and Wise shows how certain non-human animals meet those criteria.Readers will be enthralled as they follow Wise's firsthand investigations of the work of the world's most famous animal experts: in Kenya with Cynthia Moss and the touchingly affectionate elephant families of Amboseli, in the mountains of Uganda with Richard Wrangham and the chimpanzees of the Kibale Forest, at MIT with Irene Pepperberg and her amazing and witty gray parrot, Alex, and in the California sanctuary where Penny Paterson has spent two decades learning about the skills and vivid personality of Koko the gorilla. In many cases, Wise was even able to sustain an extended conversation with these extraordinary creatures. Steven Wise is the world's foremost expert on the legal rights of animals and has devoted his life to litigating, writing, and working on their behalf. No one with a shred of curiosity about animals, about rights, or about justice will want to miss this book.A Merloyd Lawrence Book

Synopsis:

More than just a book about animal rights, this work is about equality, liberty, freedom, and justice expressed within a scientific, religious, legal and philosophical framework.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738203409
Subtitle:
Science And The Case For Animal Rights
Author:
Wise, Steven M.
Publisher:
Basic Books
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Animal welfare
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series Volume:
no. 02-01
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.33x6.15x1.18 in. 1.20 lbs.

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