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VOYAConsidered by Rutgers law professor and animal-rights activist Gary Francione to be the civil rights movement of the twenty-first century, the treatment of animals has had significant impact on society and law. Part of the Library in a Book series, this volume is a comprehensive reference work about the topic. It is designed to be a one-stop source for most of the information needed to research animal rights. There is an overview of both animal welfare and rights featuring discussions on animals as companions in zoos and in the wild, the animal rights movement and its tactics, and many more issues. A section on animals and the law reviews major court cases relating to animal rights, as well as acts such as the Animal Welfare Act and the Endangered Species Act. A chronology presents the important events that have affected laws and attitudes on the topic. Short biographies are given for major participants in developing legislation and crusading for animal welfare and rights. Students will find the exhaustive glossary very useful. A portion of the book is given to helping students do further research on animal rights. Suggestions are given for other sources of information, other research materials, and pertinent organizations and agencies, making this book invaluable for reports on a popular current topic. 2004, Facts on File, 298p.; Glossary. Index. Biblio. Further Reading. Chronology. Appendix., PLB $45.. Ages 11 to Adult.