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Foot-and-mouth and mad-cow disease are but two of the results of treating animals as commodities, subject only to commercial constraints and ignoring all natural and moral considerations. Chickens hanging by their necks on conveyor belts, bloated dead sheep with their legs in the air, mutilated dogs waiting to die after undergoing horrendous experiments in the name of science or even just product-testing these are some of the images that illustrate the indifference of a consumerist society to the suffering of animals. Few are willing to recognize that the packaged, sanitized supermarket meat that materializes on their dinner tables every day is the result of an industrial process involving unimaginable pain and suffering.

In this clearly argued book, Mark Rowlands claims that it is simply unjust to harm animals. As conscious, sentient beings, biologically continuous with humans, they have interests that cannot simply be disregarded. Using simple principles of justice, he argues that animals have moral rights, and examines the consequences of this claim in the contexts of vegetarianism, animal experimentation, zoos and hunting, as well as the animal rights activism that has resulted from the recognition by a relatively small group of political activists that animals cannot simply be considered in their relation to humans.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has expressed fears that as many as 500 or 600 toxic chemicals may be present in the country's meat supply.

About the Author

Mark Rowlands is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859843864
Author:
Rowlands, Mark
Publisher:
Verso
Author:
McGinn, Colin
Location:
London ; New York
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Animal welfare
Subject:
Outdoors-Conservation and Animal Rights
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Practical ethics
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.52x5.52x.60 in. .73 lbs.

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