This book explores the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, its chapters offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusions, the relationship between human beings and nonhuman animals is being fundamentally rethought. The book offers a modern treatment of that rethinking.
|Print publication date: 2005||Print ISBN-13: 9780195305104|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.001.0001|