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Animals, Politics and Morality (Issues in Environmental Politics Series)
     

Animals, Politics and Morality (Issues in Environmental Politics Series)

by Robert Garner
 

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How do we treat animals? How ought we to treat them? These are the two central questions tackled in the extensively re-written and up dated second edition of this well-regarded and much-cited text. It remains the only book which combines in a single volume, not only a concise and accessible account of the on going debate about animals in moral and legal philosophy,

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How do we treat animals? How ought we to treat them? These are the two central questions tackled in the extensively re-written and up dated second edition of this well-regarded and much-cited text. It remains the only book which combines in a single volume, not only a concise and accessible account of the on going debate about animals in moral and legal philosophy, but also a detailed analysis of how this debate is central to an understanding of the ways in which animals are treated.

In the last decade in Britain, we have witnessed major campaigns and public controversy over the export of live animals, and the use of animals in research. Major campaigns have been mounted against companies such as Shamrock and Huntingdon Life Sciences. The impact of genetic engineering on the welfare of animals has also emerged as an important area of concern. In addition, the controversy over hunting has become even more pronounced, with the launch of the pro-hunting Countryside Alliance.

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Priase for the first edition:
"What gives the book distinction is Garner's comprehensive grasp of and sympathy with this subject."--New Statesman and Society
"Thorough and compelling."--Political Studies
"Meticulously researched...should be regarded as a standard text for teachers and undergraduates."--Talking Politics
"Leads the way through this labyrinth of moral mazes."--New Scientist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719066214
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2005
Series:
Issues in Environmental Politics Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Garner is Reader in Politics at the University of Leicester

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