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Animal Rights
     

Animal Rights

by Kevin Hile
 
The relationship between people and animals goes back to the dawn of human civilization, yet it is only since the last century or so that we have truly begun to question that relationship. Only after the publication of Peter Singer's seminal 1975 work, Animal Liberation, did a growing number of activists come to believe that other species deserve equal rights to

Overview

The relationship between people and animals goes back to the dawn of human civilization, yet it is only since the last century or so that we have truly begun to question that relationship. Only after the publication of Peter Singer's seminal 1975 work, Animal Liberation, did a growing number of activists come to believe that other species deserve equal rights to freedom and self-determination. Toward this end, so-called "animal liberationists" have sought to prevent what they believe are humanity's crimes of cruelty and enslavement against animals. They seek to ban the use of animals in scientific research, agriculture, and entertainment. But is the goal of harmony and noninterference among different species really achievable, or is this the overly idealistic ambition of a small cluster of people who are trying to dictate to others how to eat, play, and research new medical treatments? As the human population continues to grow ever larger, the time left for answering these questions may be running out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791079225
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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