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In Defense of Animals. The Second Wave. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2249769
  • Book
  • July 2005
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Bringing together new essays by philosophers and activists, In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave highlights the new challenges facing the animal rights movement.
- Exciting new collection edited by controversial philosopher Peter Singer, who made animal rights into an international concern when he first published In Defence of Animals and Animal Liberation over thirty years ago
- Essays explore new ways of measuring animal suffering, reassess the question of personhood, and draw highlight tales of effective advocacy
- Lays out “Ten Tips for Activists”, taking the reader beyond ethical theory and into the day-to-day campaigns for animal rights
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Preface Peter Singer.

Part I: The Ideas.

1. Utilitarianism and Animals: Gaverick Matheny.

2. The Scientific Basis for Assessing Suffering in Animals: Marian Stamp Dawkins.

3. The Animal Debate: A Re-Examination: Paola Cavalieri.

4. On the Question of Personhood Beyond Homo sapiens: David DeGrazia.

5. Religion and Animals: Paul Waldau.

Part II: The Problems.

6. Speciesism in the Laboratory: Richard Ryder.

7. Brave New Farm?: Jim Mason and Mary Finelli.

8. Outlawed in Europe: Clare Druce and Philip Lymbery.

9. Against Zoos: Dale Jamieson.

10. To Eat the Laughing Animal: Dale Peterson.

Part III: Activists and Their Strategies.

11. How Austria Achieved a Historic Breakthrough for Animals: Martin Balluch.

12. Butcher Knives into Pruning Hooks: Doing Civil Disobedience for Animals: Pelle Strindlund.

13. Opening Cages, Opening Eyes: An Investigation and Open Rescue at an Egg Factory Farm: Miyun Park.

14. Living and Working in Defense of Animals: Matt Ball.

15. Effective Advocacy: Stealing From the Corporate Playbook: Bruce Friedrich.

16. Moving the Media: From Foe, or Indifferent Stranger, to Friend: Karen Dawn.

17. The CEO as Animal Activist: John Mackey and Whole Foods: John Mackey, Karen Dawn and Lauren Ornelas.

18. Ten Points for Activists: Henry Spira and Peter Singer.

A Final Word: Peter Singer.

Further Reading, Useful Organizations.


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Peter Singer University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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