Animal Rights and Wrongs

Animal Rights and Wrongs

by Roger Scruton
     
 

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Roger Scruton sets out a compelling account of how we should think about the morality of our relationships to other animals. He argues that it is wrong to believe that animals automatically have rights, but suggests we owe them duties depending on whether we are treating them as pets, for laboratory experiments or for meat. This is essential reading in the light of

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Roger Scruton sets out a compelling account of how we should think about the morality of our relationships to other animals. He argues that it is wrong to believe that animals automatically have rights, but suggests we owe them duties depending on whether we are treating them as pets, for laboratory experiments or for meat. This is essential reading in the light of the recent public concern over issues such as veal calf exportation and the BSE crisis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900512817
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
3RD
Product dimensions:
4.76(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Professor Roger Scruton is Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington and Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. His other books include Sexual Desire, The West and the Rest, England: An Elegy, News from Somewhere and Gentle Regrets (all published by Continuum).

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