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Rights of Animals

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ISBN-10: 0737741473

ISBN-13: 9780737741476

Edition: 2009

Authors: Debra A. Miller

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A selection of primary sources representing varying viewpoints on the subject of animal rights.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 9/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Should Animals Have Rights?
Chapter Overview: The Animal Rights Debate
Yes: Animals Should Have Rights
Animals Should Have a Right Not to Be Exploited
Differences Between Animals and Humans Do Not Justify Denying Animals Basic Rights
Whether a Right or Not, Animals Should Be Treated Morally
Animals Have Rich Emotional Lives and Consciousness
No: Animals Should Not Have Rights
God Did Not Make Animals the Moral Equivalent of Humans
Animals Are Not Moral Agents and So Cannot Have Rights
Giving Animals Rights Is Antihuman
Animals Need Better Care, Not Equal Rights
Does the Food Industry Mistreat Animals?
Chapter Preface
Factory Farming Ignores the Suffering of Animals
The Animal Agriculture Industry Cares About the Welfare of Animals
Factory Farms Mistreat Animals and Endanger Human Health
Modern Animal Agriculture Is Necessary for Low-Cost Food
Caging Chickens Protects Them from Avian Flu
Free-Range Farms Will Not Stop Farm Animals' Suffering
A Vegan Lifestyle Is Necessary to Stop the Mistreatment of Animals
Is Animal Medical Experimentation Justified?
Chapter Overview: The Animal Experimentation Debate
Yes: Animal Medical Experimentation Is Justified
Human Well-Being Requires the Use of Animals for Medical Research
Animals Should Not Be Given Rights at the Expense of Human Needs
Mistreatment of Animals by Researchers Is Rare
No: Animal Medical Experimentation Is Not Justified
The Value of Animal Experimentation Is Exaggerated
Superior Research Methods Make Animal Testing Unjustified
Using Animals for Medical Testing May Be Wrong for Scientific Rather than Ethical Reasons
Should It Be Allowed for Animals to Be Used for Entertainment?
Chapter Preface
Yes: Animals Should Be Allowed to Be Used for Entertainment
Sportfishing Does Not Hurt Fish
Is Bear Hunting Necessary to Protect Both Bears and Humans?
Circus Animals Are Well Treated
Traditional Rodeos Should Be Allowed to Continue
No: Animals Should Not Be Allowed to Be Used for Entertainment
Bullfighting Should Be Banned
Sport Hunting Should Be Banned
Zoos Are Unnecessary and Should Be Discontinued
Rodeos Are Sanctioned Animal Abuse and Should Be Stopped
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography
Index