Animal Rights

Animal Rights

by Nick Treanor



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737719055
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2006
Series: History of Issues Series
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Early Humane Movement
1If Humans Have Rights, Animals Have Rights28
2Animal Experimentation Is Cruel to Animals and to Human Beings35
3The Rise of Legal Protection for Animals42
4Experiments on Animals Are Justified51
Chapter 2Philosophical Debates over Animal Rights
1A Moral Protest Is Born61
2Equality for Animals72
3Humans Should Be Biased Toward Humans82
4Animals Have Inherent Value87
5Animal Rights Are Weaker than Human Rights100
6Animals Feel Pleasure and Pain109
7Animal Rights Are Easy to Recognize but Hard to Respect119
Chapter 3Animal Rights Activism
1The Public Debate over Animal Experimentation134
2An Animal Rights Platform146
3Extreme Tactics Have Saved Countless Animals150
4Illegal Tactics in Defense of Animals Are Sometimes Justified161
5The Use of Violence in Support of Animal Rights Is Wrong168
6Animal Rights Terrorism173
Chapter 4Animal Rights and Scientific Progress
1Scientists Have Responded by Using Fewer Animals179
2The Benefits of Animal Research Are Worth the Cost189
3Science Helping Animals195
Organizations to Contact206
For Further Research211

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