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Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know: What Everyone Needs to Know

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In this compelling volume in the What Everyone Needs to Know series, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement.

Organized around a series of probing questions, this timely resource offers the most complete, even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available. The book covers the full spectrum of issues, beginning with a clear, highly instructive definition of animal rights. Waldau looks at the different concerns surrounding companion animals, wild animals, research animals, work animals, and animals used for food, provides a no-nonsense assessment of the treatment of animals, and addresses the philosophical and legal arguments that form the basis of animal rights. Along the way, readers will gain insight into the history of animal protection-as well as the political and social realities facing animals today-and become familiar with a range of hot-button topics, from animal cognition and autonomy, to attempts to balance animal cruelty versus utility. Chronicled here are many key figures and organizations responsible for moving the animal rights movement forward, as well as legislation and public policy that have been carried out around the world in the name of animal rights and animal protection. The final chapter of this indispensable volume looks ahead to the future of animal rights, and delivers an animal protection mandate for citizens, scientists, governments, and other stakeholders.

With its multidisciplinary, non-ideological focus and all-inclusive coverage, Animal Rights represents the definitive survey of the animal rights movement-one that will engage every reader and student of animal rights, animal law, and environmental ethics.

About the Author

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Paul Waldau is Associate Professor and Principal Faculty Member for the online graduate program in Anthrozoology at Canisius College and President of the Religion and Animals Institute. He has served four times as the Bob Barker Lecturer on Animal Law at Harvard Law School and will again do so in 2012.

Table of Contents

General information — The animals themselves — Philosophical arguments — History and culture — Laws — Political realities — Social realities — Education, the professions and the arts — Contemporary sciences: natural and social — Major figures and organizations in the animal rights movement — The future of animal rights.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199753062
Subtitle:
What Everyone Needs to Know
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Waldau, Paul
Subject:
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Subject:
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Publication Date:
20110104
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
236

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History and Social Science » Law » Legal Guides and Reference
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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