The Animal Ethics Reader

3rd Edition

Susan J. Armstrong, Richard G. Botzler

Routledge
Published November 15, 2016
Textbook - 738 Pages
ISBN 9781138918016 - CAT# Y201995

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Summary

The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of animals, covering a wide range of contemporary issues, such as animal activism, genetic engineering, and environmental ethics.

The extracts are arranged thematically under the following clear headings:    

  • Theories of Animal Ethics
  • Nonhuman Animal Experiences
  • Primates and Cetaceans
  • Animals for Food
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Animals and Biotechnology
  • Ethics and Wildlife
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Animal Companions
  • Animal Law and Animal Activism

Readings from leading experts in the field including Peter Singer, Bernard E. Rollin and Jane Goodall are featured, as well as selections from Tom Regan, Jane Goodall, Donald Griffin, Temple Grandin, Ben A. Minteer, Christine Korsgaard and Mark Rowlands. Classic extracts are well balanced with contemporary selections, helping to present the latest developments in the field.

This revised and updated Third Edition includes 31 new readings on a range of subjects, including animal rights, captive chimpanzees, industrial farm animal production, genetic engineering, keeping cetaceans in captivity, animal cruelty, and animal activism. The Third Edition also is printed with a slightly larger page format and in an easier-to-read typeface. 

Featuring contextualizing introductions by the editors, study questions and further reading suggestions as the end of each chapter, this will be essential reading for any student taking a course in the subject.

With a new foreword by Bernard E. Rollin.

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