The Animal Ethics Reade r is the first comprehensive, state-of-the-art anthology of readings on this substantial area of study and interest. A subject that regularly captures the headlines, the book is designed to appeal to anyone interested tracing the history of the subject, as well as providing a powerful insight into the debate as it has developed. The recent wealth of material published in this area has not, until now, been collected in one volume. Readings are arranged thematically, carefully presenting a balanced representation of the subject as it stands. It will be essential reading for students taking a course in the subject as well as being of considerable interest to the general reader.
Articles are arranged under the following headings: Theories of Animal Ethics Animal Capacities Animals for Food Animal Experimentation Genetic Engineering of Animals Ethics and Wildlife Zoos, Aquaria, and Animals in Entertainment Companion Animals Legal Rights for Animals Readings from leading experts in the field including Peter Singer, Mary Midgely and Bernard Rollin are featured as well as selections from Donald Griffin, Mark Bekoff, Jane Goodall, Raymond Frey, Barbara Orlans, Tom Regan, and Baird Callicott. There is an emphasis on balancing classic and contemporary readings with a view to presenting debates as they stand at this point in time. Each chapter is introduced by the editors and study questions feature at the end. The foreword has been written by Bernard Rollin. This will be appropriate reading for students taking courses in philosophy, ethics, zoology, animal science, psychology, veterinary medicine, law, environmental science and religion.
Table of Contents
Contents; Foreword by Bernard E. Rollin; Acknowledgments "Gatha for All Threatened Beings" Introduction: A Sketch of the History and Current State of Animal Ethics; Chapter 1. Theories of Animal Ethics Introduction From The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan, "Reply to Tom Regan", Carl Cohen "For an Expanded Theory of Human Rights," Paola Cavalieri From Practical Ethics, Peter Singe "Animal Rights and Feminist Theory", Josephine Donovan "Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs", R.G. Frey " Equal Consideration and Unequal Moral Status," David DeGrazia; Chapter Questions Suggested Readings; Chapter 2. Animal Capacities: Pain, Emotion, Consciousness; Chapter Introduction Methods of Study "Scientific Ideology, Anthropormorphism, Anecdote, and Ethics", Bernard E. Rollin "Reflections", Barbara Smuts Pain "The Myth of Animal Suffering", B. Bermond "Animal Pain", Bernard E. Rollin "How Facts Matter", Gary Varner Animal Emotions "Animal Minds and Animal Emotions", Marian S. Dawkins "A Passionate Devotion", Cynthia Moss "The Rat will Play", Jack Panksepp "Love was Once a Little Boy", D.H. Lawrence "Consciousness and Cognition From Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness", Donald Griffin; Chapter Questions Annotated; Bibliography; Chapter 3. Primates and Cetaceans Introduction Primates "Deep Ethology, Animal Rights, and the Great Ape/Animal Project", Marc Bekoff "Ape Consciousness Human Consciousness", Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, William M. Fields and Jared Taglialatela "Cultures in Chimpanzees", A. Whiten "Are Apes Persons?" Juan Carlos Gomez "The Chimpanzee at Stanford", Fran Peavey "Problems Faced by Wild and Captive Chimpanzees", Jane Goodall Cetaceans "Culture in Whales and Dolphins", Luke Rendell and Hal Whitehead "Exploring the Cognitive World of the Bottlenosed Dolphin", Louis M. Herman "Is a Dolphin a Person?", Mary Midgley; Chapter Questions Suggested Readings; Chapter 4. Animals for Food; Chapter Introduction "Am I Blue?" Alice Walker "Meat-Eating", David DeGrazia "Thinking like Animals", Temple Grandin "A Major Change", Temple Grandin "Animal Agriculture, Myths and Facts", Animal Agriculture Alliance "Lives of Quiet Desperation," Francoise Wemelsfelder "Five Arguments for Vegetarianism," William O. Stephens "The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women," Carol J. Adams "A Feminist Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism," Kathryn Paxton George Religious Perspectives "Judaism," Norman Solomon "Enhancing the Divine Image," Rabbi Stephen Fuchs "The Bible and Killing for Food," Andrew Linzey "Islam," Martin Forward and Mohamed Alam "India's Sacred Cow: Her Plight and Future," Michael Fox; Chapter Questions Suggested Readings; Chapter 5. Animal Experimentation; Chapter Introduction Laboratory Studies From The Case for Animal Rights, Tom Regan "Defending Animal Research: An International Perspective, " Baruch A. Brody "The Ethics of Animal Research: What are the Prospects for Agreement?", David DeGrazia Field Studies "The Ethics of Ecological Field Experimenta
Susan Armstrong is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Humboldt State University and has published widely on this and affiliated subjects. Richard Botzler is Professor of Wildlife, also at Humboldt State University and a leading published expert in the field.Together they have edited Environmental Ethics (1998).