Rattling the cage : toward legal rights for animals (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Rattling the cage : toward legal rights for animals

Rattling the cage : toward legal rights for animals

Author: Steven M Wise
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Are animals more than property? In this book, Steven reveals that, while the way we view animals is changing rapidly, the courts remain mired in the dark ages." "Steven Wise draws vividly upon the work that the world's most prominent primatologists have done with the chimpanzees and bonobos with whom they work and share their lives. In this witty, moving, and impeccably researched book, he demonstrates that the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wise, Steven M.
Rattling the cage.
Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub., ©2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Wise
ISBN: 0738200654 9780738200651 0738204374 9780738204376
OCLC Number: 43333970
Notes: "A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Description: xvi, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jane Goodall --
Acknowledgements --
1. The problem with being a thing --
2. Trapped in a universe that no longer exists --
3. The legal thinghood of nonhuman animals --
4. Border crossings --
5. What are legal rights? --
6. Liberty and equality --
7. The common law --
8. Consciousness, taxonomy, and minds --
9. Seasons of the mind --
10. Chimpanzee and bonobo minds --
11. Bending toward justice --
12. Epilogue: other cages, other peaks --
Notes --
About the author --
Other Titles: Toward legal rights for animals
Responsibility: Steven M. Wise ; foreword by Jane Goodall.
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Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this  Read more...


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