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Animals as persons : essays on the abolition of animal exploitation

Author: Gary Lawrence Francione
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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Gary L. Francione explains our historical and contemporary attitudes about animals by distinguishing the issue of animal use from that of animal treatment. He then presents a theory of animal rights that focuses on the need to accord all sentient nonhumans the right not to be treated as property.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Lawrence Francione
ISBN: 9780231139502 0231139500 9780231511568 0231511566 9780231139519 0231139519
OCLC Number: 780808650
Description: XV, 235 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword, by Gary Steiner Acknowledgments Introduction: The Abolition of Animal Use Versus the Regulation of Animal Treatment 1. Animals-Property or Persons? 2. Reflections on Animals, Property, and the Law and Rain Without Thunder 3. Taking Sentience Seriously 4. Equal Consideration and the Interest of Nonhuman Animals in Continued Existence: A Response to Professor Sunstein 5. The Use of Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research: Necessity and Justification 6. Ecofeminism and Animal Rights: A Review of Beyond Animal Rights: A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of Animals 7. Comparable Harm and Equal Inherent Value: The Problem of the Dog in the Lifeboat Reference Guide to Selected Topics
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adds greatly to the understanding of both the ethical thinking about human and nonhuman animals and the campaigning and claims-making that occurs on behalf of animals. -- Roger Yates Sociology

 
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