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The longest struggle : animal advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA

Author: Norm Phelps
Publisher: New York : Lantern Books, 2007.
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Tells the story of animal exploitation. Follows the development of animal protection from the ancient world through the Enlightenment, the anti-vivisection battles of the Victorian Era, and the birth of the modern animal rights movement with the publication of Peter Singer's "Animal Liberation".
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norm Phelps
ISBN: 9781590561065 1590561066
OCLC Number: 77334004
Description: xx, 367 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Tearing off the cloak of invisibility --
The roots of evil --
The challenge of Ahimsa --
The challenge comes west --
Judaism crafts a compromise --
Jesus vs. aristotle --
Secular offerings to a savage God --
A few rays of enlightenment --
"Pain is pain" --
"Harassing the lower orders" --
The great meddler --
The pit of despair --
Requiem for a little brown dog --
Ahimsa returns to the west --
One step forward, twenty steps back --
Heralds of change --
The age of the pioneers --
The sixties' last hurrah --
Direct action : striking back on land and sea --
Things fall apart --
But the center takes hold --
Conclusion: The dream and the work.
Responsibility: Norm Phelps.
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Tells the story of animal exploitation. Follows the development of animal protection from the ancient world through the Enlightenment, the anti-vivisection battles of the Victorian Era, and the birth of the modern animal rights movement with the publication of Peter Singer's "Animal Liberation".

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