Animal Liberation

The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149764559X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 354

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The groundbreaking and “important” book about animal rights by the author of Ethics in the Real World—including a new preface (Chicago Tribune). First published in 1975, Animal Liberation created a sensation upon its release, shaking the world’s philosophical and animal-protection circles to their cores. Now, forty years later, Peter Singer’s landmark work still looms large as a foundational and canonical text of animal advocacy. Arguing that all beings capable of suffering deserve equal consideration, Singer contends that the only justifiable treatment of animals is that which maximizes good and minimizes suffering. In examining the cruelty of factory farming and the exploitation, both commercial and scientific, of laboratory animals, he identifies a kind of “ethical blindness” and calls for political action. A moral wake-up call from one of the most influential and controversial ethicists of our time, Animal Liberation tackles an emotionally charged social issue with a compelling rational argument in a rousing and riveting read. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Animal Liberation

The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061711306

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of people to the existence of "speciesism"—our systematic disregard of nonhuman animals—inspiring a worldwide movement to transform our attitudes to animals and eliminate the cruelty we inflict on them. In Animal Liberation, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory farms" and product-testing procedures—destroying the spurious justifications behind them, and offering alternatives to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency, and justice, it is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.
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Animal Rights and Welfare: A Documentary and Reference Guide

A Documentary and Reference Guide

Author: Lawrence W. Baker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610699432

Category: Nature

Page: 351

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Through the use of primary source documents, readers can learn about key opinions and legislation in the important field of animal rights and welfare—a current and highly relevant topic. • Provides extensive coverage of a variety of topics, ranging from historic events and information to the latest developments in the field of animal rights and welfare • Presents an impartial, balanced representation of various political/moral perspectives on the issues in animals rights and welfare • Offers primary source material—such as the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1959—that enables readers to review the exact text of important legislation • Gives readers the resources to draw their own informed conclusions by providing opposing perspectives on often-polarizing animal rights and welfare issues, such as the morality of using animals for industrial and medical research, restoring wolves to former hunting grounds, and keeping highly intelligent dolphins and Orcas in captivity • Includes supplemental material that provides additional context
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Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to "Occupy Wall Street" [3 volumes]

From the Bill of Rights to "Occupy Wall Street"

Author: Michael Green,Scott L. Stabler Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692527

Category: History

Page: 1169

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America was founded on bold ideas and beliefs. This book examines the ideas and movements that shaped our nation, presenting thorough, accessible entries with sources that improve readers' understanding of the American experience. • Contains more than 200 entries from expert contributors on a wide variety of American ideas and movements, each accompanied by a relevant original document and helpful cross references • Covers ideas and movements across a broad sweep of U.S. history that enable readers to see recurring themes as well as how American thought has evolved • Presents U.S. history through a unique lens that enables students to better comprehend "the mindset of the American people," as opposed to the traditional study of history as a series of important events and people on a fixed timeline
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Animal Rights Movement

Author: Laura Perdew

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1624013554

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change, and through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the animal rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the first work to improve animals' welfare through the awakening of the animal rights movement and up to the battles that continue today. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Eco-global Crimes

Contemporary Problems and Future Challenges

Author: Ragnhild Sollund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317146379

Category: Law

Page: 332

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Building on knowledge within the fields of green and eco-global criminology, this book uses empirical and theoretical arguments to discuss the multi-dimensional character of eco-global crime. It provides an overview of eco-global crimes and discusses them from a justice perspective. The persistence of animal abuse and speciesism are also examined together with policies aimed at controlling the natural world and plant species. Pollution by large corporations, rights of indigenous peoples and the damage caused by the mineral extraction are also considered. Providing new ideas and insights which will be relevant on a global scale, this book is an interesting and useful study of the exploitation of nature and other species. It will be invaluable for students and scholars globally, working within or connected to the field of green and eco-global criminology. The book will also be important for the participants of various social movements, especially the environmental and animal advocacy movements.
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The Bible and Posthumanism

Author: Jennifer L. Koosed

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589837525

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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What does it mean, and what should it mean to be human? In this collection of essays, scholars place the philosophies and theories of animal studies and posthumanism into conversation with biblical studies. Authors cross and disrupt boundaries and categories through close readings of stories where the human body is invaded, possessed, or driven mad. Articles explore the ethics of the human use of animals and the biblical contributions to the question. Other essays use the image of lions—animals that appear not only in the wild, but also in the Bible, ancient Near Eastern texts, and philosophy—to illustrate the potential these theories present for students of the Bible. Contributors George Aichele, Denise Kimber Buell, Benjamin H. Dunning, Heidi Epstein, Rhiannon Graybill, Jennifer L. Koosed, Eric Daryl Meyer, Stephen D. Moore, Hugh Pyper, Robert Paul Seesengood, Yvonne Sherwood, Ken Stone, and Hannah M. Strømmen present an open invitation for further work in the field of posthumanism. Features: Coverage of texts that explore the boundaries between animal, human, and divinity Discussion of the term posthumanism and how it applies to biblical studies Essays engage Derrida, Foucault, Wolfe, Lacan, Žižek, Singer, Haraway, and others
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Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 3, Number 2

Non-Human Animals

Author: John Berkman,Charles Camosy,Celia Deane-Drummond

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498219098

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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NON-HUMAN ANIMALS Volume 3, Number 2, June 2014 Edited by John Berkman, Charles C. Camosy, and Celia Deane-Drummond Introduction: Catholic Moral Theology and the Moral Status of Non-Human Animals John Berkman and Celia Deane-Drummond From Theological Speciesism to a Theological Ethology: Where Catholic Moral Theology Needs to Go John Berkman Animals, Evil, and Family Meals Julie Rubio The Use of Non-Human Animals in Biomedical Research: Can Moral Theology Fill the Gap? Charles C. Camosy and Susan Kopp Evolutionary Perspectives on Inter-Morality and Inter-Species Relationships Interrogated in the Light of the Rise and Fall of Homo sapiens sapiens Celia Deane-Drummond Moral Passions: A Thomistic Interpretation of Moral Emotions in Nonhuman and Human Animals Jean Porter Speaking Theologically of Animal Rights James E. Helmer
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The Animal Rights Movement in America

From Compassion to Respect

Author: Lawrence Finsen

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

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Explains the philosophy of the animal rights movement, looks at its origins, and discusses current issues and future trends
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