Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection / Edition 1

Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection / Edition 1

by Erin E. Williams, Margo DeMello
     
 

This is a concise yet complete overview of the problems of animal suffering, linking them to larger issues of human and environmental exploitation. Authors Erin E. Williams and Margo DeMello examine industries that exploit animals — meat processing companies and agribusinesses; medical experimentation and cosmetic testing facilities; the entertainment industry… See more details below

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This is a concise yet complete overview of the problems of animal suffering, linking them to larger issues of human and environmental exploitation. Authors Erin E. Williams and Margo DeMello examine industries that exploit animals — meat processing companies and agribusinesses; medical experimentation and cosmetic testing facilities; the entertainment industry (circuses, rodeos, zoos, racing, and film making); the pet industry; the fur and leather industry; and commercial and recreational activities centered on hunting. The authors also consider the adverse environmental effects of animal exploitation from pollution to deforestation and the depletion of biodiversity.

In addition, they look at the connections between the poor treatment of animals and human exploitation of immigrants, slaughterhouse and farm workers, as well as the larger issues of globalization, hunger, and the negative consequences for Third World nations.

Highly informative yet very reader-friendly, this book not only explores the connections between animal and human suffering, but also integrates solid information with positive case studies of rescued animals and inspiring stories of individual successes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591025238
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.88(d)

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