Animal Liberation

Animal Liberation

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 ...

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

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.
Categories: Nature

A Plea for the Animals

A Plea for the Animals

facts byperpetrators) animal fighting, 165,217,227 Animal Gospel (Linzey), 20–21 animal liberation, origin of the concept of,38 Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (Singer), 38, 95 animal liberation movement ...

Author: Matthieu Ricard

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834840546

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we eat, wear, and use for adornment or "entertainment," and submits every traditional justification for their exploitation to scientific evidence and moral scrutiny. What arises is an unambiguous and powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion.
Categories: Nature

Animals and Animality in the Babylonian Talmud

Animals and Animality in the Babylonian Talmud

My goal is to show how in the eyes of the Talmud, and still for us, animal suffering can seem urgent, it can exert a ... 3 Peter Singer, Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (New York: Ecco, 2009), 7.

Author: Beth A. Berkowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423663

Category: Religion


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This book offers new perspectives on animals and animality from the vantage point of the rabbis of the Babylonian Talmud.
Categories: Religion

Animal Rights and Welfare A Documentary and Reference Guide

Animal Rights and Welfare  A Documentary and Reference Guide

Animal Rights 101,” Tom Regan Rights & Writes (blog), 2014. http:// Regan, Tom. The Case for Animal Rights. ... Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement. Updated ed.

Author: Lawrence W. Baker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699433

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
Categories: Nature

Ethics and Advocacy

Ethics and Advocacy

The first, in 1975, was originally entitled Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals, and is now marketed as Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement. These monographs widened the focus, ...

Author: Harlan Beckley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666702989

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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Ethics and Advocacy considers the connections and differences between critical reflection or moral arguments or narratives and advocacy for particular issues regarding justice and moral behavior and dispositions. The chapters in this volume share an interest in overcoming polarizing division that does not enable fruitful give-and-take discussion and even possible persuasive justifications. The authors all believe that both ethics and advocacy are important and should inform each other, but each offers a divergent point of view on the way forward to these agreed-upon ends. Our shared goal is to avoid academic withdrawal and to speak relevantly to the important issues of our day while halting—or at least mitigating—the disruptive discourse—almost shouting—that characterizes our polarized current society.
Categories: Religion

Animal Rights Movement

Animal Rights Movement

ROOTS OF THE MOVEMENT 1. Jeremy Bentham. ... For the Prevention of Cruelty: The History and Legacy of Animal Rights Activism in the United States. ... Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement.

Author: Laura Perdew

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617838842

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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement 1970 2015

A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement  1970 2015

Since 1975, there has been an increasing amount of work on the moral status of animals. Although Singer's normative principle would in time receive criticism and challenges, Animal Liberation remains a definitive classic.162 ...

Author: Gonzalo Villanueva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319625874

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book offers the first transnational historical study of the creation, contention and consequences of the Australian animal movement. Largely inspired by Peter Singer and his 1975 book Animal Liberation, a new wave of animal activism emerged in Australia and across the world. In an effort to draw public and media attention to the plight of animals, such as the rearing of pigs and poultry in factory farms and the export of live animals to the Middle East and South East Asia, Australian activists were often innovative and provocative in how they made their claims. Through lobbying, disruptive methods, and vegan activism, the animal movement consistently contested the politics and culture of how animals were used and exploited. Australians not only observed and learnt from people and events overseas, but also played significant international roles. This book examines the complex and conflicting consequences of the animal movement for Australian politics, as well as its influence on broader social change.
Categories: History

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America

Unlike the animal welfare movement that had developed during the 19th century, which called for more humane treatment of animals used by humans, this new movement ... Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement.

Author: Wilbur R. Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483305936

Category: History

Page: 2712

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Several encyclopedias overview the contemporary system of criminal justice in America, but full understanding of current social problems and contemporary strategies to deal with them can come only with clear appreciation of the historical underpinnings of those problems. Thus, this five-volume work surveys the history and philosophy of crime, punishment, and criminal justice institutions in America from colonial times to the present. It covers the whole of the criminal justice system, from crimes, law enforcement and policing, to courts, corrections and human services. Among other things, this encyclopedia: explicates philosophical foundations underpinning our system of justice; charts changing patterns in criminal activity and subsequent effects on legal responses; identifies major periods in the development of our system of criminal justice; and explores in the first four volumes - supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents - evolving debates and conflicts on how best to address issues of crime and punishment. Its signed entries in the first four volumes--supplemented by a fifth volume containing annotated primary documents--provide the historical context for students to better understand contemporary criminological debates and the contemporary shape of the U.S. system of law and justice.
Categories: History

Political Theory and the Animal Human Relationship

Political Theory and the Animal Human Relationship

But, hopefully, a certain Marx allows us to see how humans can no longer ignore the condition of animals in their ... See the classic statement in Peter Singer's Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement (New ...

Author: Judith Grant

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438459899

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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Examines how the animal/human divide has influenced power dynamics. The division of life into animal and human is one of the fundamental schisms found within political societies. Ironically, given the immense influence of the animal/human divide, especially upon power dynamics, the discipline in charge of theorizing and studying power—political science and theory—has had little to say about the animal/human. This book seeks to amend this vast oversight. Acknowledging the complexity of the changing differences between animals and humans, the contributors explore such topics as Marx, Freud, the animal, and civilization; dog breeding, racism, and democracy; the meaningful silences of animals; how sovereignty reconfigures the animal/human; and the paradoxical struggles against being dehumanized among immigrant workers in a slaughterhouse. Political Theory and the Animal/Human Relationship is necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand how power has been influenced by the animal/human divide, and what we can do about it.
Categories: Political Science



movement. Between Species Online J Study Philosophy Animals 2010;13. Available at: http://digitalcommons. ... 24 Singer P. Animal liberation: the definitive classic of the animal movement, Reissue ed.

Author: Udo Schüklenk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119635116

Category: Medical

Page: 944

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The new edition of the classic collection of key readings in bioethics, fully updated to reflect the latest developments and main issues in the field For more than two decades, Bioethics: An Anthology has been widely regarded as the definitive single-volume compendium of seminal readings on both traditional and cutting-edge ethical issues in biology and medicine. Acclaimed for its scope and depth of coverage, this landmark work brings together compelling writings by internationally-renowned bioethicist to help readers develop a thorough understanding of the central ideas, critical issues, and current debate in the field. Now fully revised and updated, the fourth edition contains a wealth of new content on ethical questions and controversies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, advances in CRISPR gene editing technology, physician-assisted death, public health and vaccinations, transgender children, medical aid in dying, the morality of ending the lives of newborns, and much more. Throughout the new edition, carefully selected essays explore a wide range of topics and offer diverse perspectives that underscore the interdisciplinary nature of bioethical study. Edited by two of the field’s most respected scholars, Bioethics: An Anthology: Covers an unparalleled range of thematically-organized topics in a single volume Discusses recent high-profile cases, debates, and ethical issues Features three brand-new sections: Conscientious Objection, Academic Freedom and Research, and Disability Contains new essays on topics such as brain death, life and death decisions for the critically ill, experiments on humans and animals, neuroethics, and the use of drugs to ease the pain of unrequited love Includes a detailed index that allows the reader to easily find terms and topics of interest Bioethics: An Anthology, Fourth Edition remains a must-have resource for all students, lecturers, and researchers studying the ethical implications of the health-related life sciences, and an invaluable reference for doctors, nurses, and other professionals working in health care and the biomedical sciences.
Categories: Medical