Category:Books about animal rights
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The following 29 pages are in this category, out of 29 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. An American Trilogy (book) – An American Trilogy, Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River is a 2009 is a non-fiction work by Steven M. Wise about the pig industry in North Carolina. Wise is an American legal scholar who specializes in animal protection, Wise writes that the work makes the employees callous, and writes that they are often immigrants who will accept any kind of work, and who are the least likely to report what they see there. The regulations that do exist are not enforced, he writes, barbara Bamberger Scott writes for Curled Up with a Good Book that An American Trilogy is a dramatic and incisive book. She writes that Wise is not asking people to boycott pork and he is looking for advocates for the pig, not converts to veganism. Publishers Weekly calls the book a muddled manifesto, Wise combines what the reviewer writes are genuine outrages with banalities, for example, disapproving of paintings of pigs at the World Pork Expo. The reviewer adds that Readers who root around a bit will find more cogent discussions of animal-rights issues elsewhere, intensive pig farming Wise, Steven M. An American Trilogy, Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River
2. Animal Liberation (book) – Animal Liberation, A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals is a 1975 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer. It is widely considered within the animal movement to be the founding philosophical statement of its ideas. Singer himself rejected the use of the framework of rights when it comes to human and nonhuman animals. His ethical ideas fall under the umbrella of biocentrism and he popularized the term speciesism in the book, which had been coined by Richard D. Ryder to describe the treatment of animals. Singers central argument is an expansion of the idea that the greatest good is the only measure of good or ethical behavior. He argues that there is no reason not to apply this principle to other animals, in Animal Liberation, Singer argues against what he calls speciesism, discrimination on the grounds that a being belongs to a certain species. He argues that rights should be based on their capacity to feel pain more than on their intelligence. Therefore, intelligence does not provide a basis for giving nonhuman animals any less consideration than such intellectually challenged humans, Singer concludes that the most practical solution is to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. He also condemns vivisection except where the benefit outweighs the harm done to the animals used, Animal Liberation is one of the most widely-read books by a moral philosopher. Ingrid Newkirk wrote of Animal Liberation, It forever changed the conversation about our treatment of animals and it made people—myself included—change what we ate, what we wore, and how we perceived animals. Others who claim that their attitudes to animals changed after reading the book include Peter Tatchell, Singer has expressed regret that the book did not have more impact. In September 1999, he was quoted by Michael Specter in the New Yorker on the impact, Its had effects around the margins, of course. When I wrote it, I really thought the book would change the world, I know it sounds a little grand now, but at the time the sixties still existed for us. It looked as if real changes were possible, and I let myself believe that this would be one of them, all you have to do is walk around the corner to McDonalds to see how successful I have been. The book has received a wide range of philosophical challenges to his formulation of animal rights. Singer replied to and rejected this claim, in addition, Martha Nussbaum has argued that the capability approach provides a more adequate foundation of justice than Utilitarianism can supply. There have been editions of the book published over the years
3. Animal Man (comic book) – Animal Man was a comic book ongoing series published by DC Comics starring the superhero Animal Man. The series is best known for the run by writer Grant Morrison from issue #1 to #26 with penciller Chas Truog who stayed on the series until #32, almost all of the series writers and artists were part of the British Invasion of comics. The series is known for its frequently psychedelic and off the wall content. A majority of the cover art was done by Brian Bolland. Grant Morrison would return to the character Animal Man in 52, although the series was initially conceived as a four-issue limited series, it was upgraded into an ongoing series following strong sales. The series was released in DCs high quality New Format, and was published without the Comics Code Authority seal of approval, when DC launched its Vertigo imprint in 1993, Animal Man was moved to the imprint beginning with issue #57. Morrison developed several long-running plots, introducing mysteries, some of which were not explained until a year or two later, the title featured the protagonist both in and — increasingly — out of costume. Morrison made the character an everyman figure living in a universe populated by superheroes, aliens. Buddys wife Ellen, his son Cliff, and his daughter Maxine featured prominently in most storylines, and his relationship with them, as husband, father, the series championed vegetarianism and animal rights, causes Morrison himself supported. In one issue, Buddy helps a band of self-confessed eco-terrorists save a pod of dolphins, enraged at a fishermans brutality, Buddy drops him into the ocean, intending for him to drown. Ironically, the man is saved by a dolphin, the series made deep, sometimes esoteric, reference to the entire DC canon, including Bwana Beast, Mirror Master, and Arkham Asylum. Tom Veitch and Steve Dillon then took over for 18 issues in which Buddy returns to his work as a movie stuntman, jamie Delano wrote 29 issues with Steve Pugh as artist, giving the series a more horror-influenced feel with a suggested for mature readers label on the cover. Vertigo was establishing itself as a distinct mini-universe with its own continuity, the title evolved into a more horror-themed book, with Buddy eventually becoming a non-human animal god. He co-founded the Life Power Church of Maxine to further an environmentalist message, delanos final issue was #79, culminating in Buddy dying several more times. Between issues #66 and #67, Delano also penned the Animal Man Annual #1 and it was the third part of Vertigos attempt to create a crossover event titled The Childrens Crusade. A brief run by Jerry Prosser and Fred Harper featured a re-reborn Buddy as a shamanistic figure before the series was canceled after the 89th issue due to declining sales. The series follows Buddy and his family as his daughter Maxine begins to display powers of necromancy-based animal control, Buddy is then forced to go on a journey to discover the source of this power and his own. He finds it in a force known as the Red
4. Animal Rights Without Liberation – Cochrane, arguing that there is no reason that animals should be excluded from justice, adopts Joseph Razs account of interest rights and extends it to include animals. He argues that sentient animals possess a right not to be made to suffer and a not to be killed. The book is based upon Cochranes doctoral thesis, which was completed at the London School of Economics, an Introduction to Animals and Political Theory. It was published by Columbia University Press as the book in their series Critical Perspectives on Animals, edited by Gary Francione. Critics from a variety of backgrounds responded positively to the book, Animal Rights Without Liberation is based upon Cochranes doctoral thesis, completed at the London School of Economics under the supervision of Cécile Fabre, with Paul Kelly acting as an advisor. The thesis was examined by Anne Phillips and Albert Weale, the former of whom suggested the title which was used for the book and this article won the journals second annual Postgraduate Essay Prize, and formed the basis of the third chapter of Animal Rights Without Liberation. Cochrane published his first book, An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory, through Palgrave Macmillan in 2010, Animal Rights Without Liberation was published by Columbia University Press, as part of the series Critical Perspectives on Animals, Theory, Culture, Science, and Law. The series, edited by the legal scholar Gary Francione and the philosopher Gary Steiner, Animal Rights Without Liberation was the second book published as a part of the series, after Francione and Garners 2010 The Animal Rights Debate, Abolition or Regulation. It was published in August 2012 in a variety of formats, Cochranes interest-based rights approach is the method utilised in the book to examine various ways in which animals are used by humans. Rights set limits on what can be done, even in the pursuit of aggregative well-being, the animal rights outlined by philosopher Tom Regan are based on the inherent value of individual animals. For Cochrane and other critics, this basis can seem mysterious, Cochrane draws out several aspects of this account, which serves as the basis of the analysis in Animal Rights Without Liberation. First, interests must be sufficient to give grounds for holding another to be under a duty, the greater interest of the victim of slander can outweigh the interest in free expression, and so context is important. This is the difference between prima facie rights and concrete rights, the former exist on an abstract level outside of particular circumstances. Prima facie rights can translate into concrete rights when considered in particular situations but do not always, the account is for moral rights, and Cochranes normative claims are intended to form part of a democratic underlaboring, informing and persuading political communities. They do, however, possess significant interests in not being made to suffer and in not being killed, and so have a prima facie right not to be made to suffer, Animal Rights Without Liberation seeks to decouple animal rights from animal liberation. For Cochrane, of importance is the question of sentience. No position is taken on precisely how many animals are sentient, sentience alone does not afford moral status, but sentience implies the capacity for well-being, sentient beings have lives that can go better or worse for them. Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant argued that personhood is required for moral value, in any case, it is argued that there are good reasons not to agree with Kant, and Cochrane concludes that there is no reason to limit the possession of moral status to humans
5. Animals in Translation – Animals in Translation, Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior is a 2005 book by Temple Grandin and co-written by Catherine Johnson. Animals in Translation explores the similarity between animals and people with autism, a concept that was touched upon in Grandins 1995 book Thinking in Pictures. Temple Grandin is a specialist in animal behavior, and despite having autism, has received a Ph. D from the University of Illinois, an estimated 90% of all cattle slaughtered in the United States and Canada are done so according to standards and equipment designed by Grandin. Oliver Sackss 1995 book An Anthropologist on Mars included Grandin as part of a neurological study and this book first brought Grandin to the publics attention, with her self description of her experiences being like an anthropologist on Mars being used as the title. Animals in Translation expands on this concept, suggesting that her autism allows her to focus on visual details more intensely, Grandin suggests that people with autism are similar to animals, as they see, feel and think in remarkably similar ways. Based on this idea, Grandin goes on to explain that all animals are intelligent and more sensitive than humans assume them to be. In Animals in Translation, Grandins explains her theory of why people with autism, Grandins theory is that the frontal lobes of people with autism do not function the same as those of typical person, and the brain function of a person with autism falls between human and animal. Grandin goes on to explain that people are good at seeing the big picture. The list includes such as reflections on smooth metal, jiggling chains
6. Animals, Men and Morals – Apart from the Godlovitches and Harris, the group also included David Wood and sociology student Mike Peters. The initial inspiration for the book was the discovery of an article called The Rights of Animals by the novelist Brigid Brophy, brophys piece was devastating in its brief and unsentimental statement of the case for animal rights. It concluded, In point of fact, I am the very opposite of an anthromorphiser, I dont hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species and we are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality and moral choice – and that is precisely why we are under the obligation to recognise and respect the rights of animals. Soon after the Godlovitches and Harris read the article, the idea of creating a book, or symposium of articles, much of what was written at that time about animal welfare was anthropomorphic and sentimental in tone. There was plainly a need for something which offered an alternative, in the form of a clear, the group began to draw up a list of possible contributors. Members of the went to London and visited Brophy, who was enthusiastic. Brophy then introduced the group to Richard D. Ryder, a clinical psychologist based in Oxford, who later agreed to write a piece on animal experimentation. Gollancz also agreed to publish it. should the reader himself find no fault in the positions he will find in these pages he is, as a rational being, committed to act in accordance with them. Should he fail to do so, he can only have been terribly misled since childhood about the nature of morality, the book contains essays by Ruth Harrison on factory farming, Muriel Dowding, founder of Beauty without Cruelty, on furs and cosmetics, Richard D. Ryder on animal testing, and Terence Hegarty from the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments on alternatives, there are essays from David Wood and Michael Peters on the sociological position, and a postscript from Patrick Corbett, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sussex. Corbett concluded with, Let animal slavery join human slavery in the graveyard of the past and it was in Ryders article that the word speciesism made its first appearance in an independent publication. Ryder had first used it in 1970 in a printed pamphlet, entitled Speciesism. The book got into trouble from the moment of publication, because two animal experimenters named by the editors in Ryders piece objected to what had been written about them. The publisher Gollancz was forced by the threat of action to pay damages. In terms of reception, the unusual and radical approach taken by the book meant that it created a small stir in the United Kingdom. John Harris was interviewed on the PM programme, and appeared on local television, the book was also reviewed in several papers and journals. But the way forward for animal rights as an issue was eventually to occur by a different route, henry Stephens Salt List of animal rights advocates
7. Animals, Property, and the Law – Animals, Property, and the Law is a book by Gary Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, the book was the first extensive jurisprudential treatment of animal rights. The epilogue is entitled, An Alternative to Legal Welfarism, in part 1, Francione argues that nonhuman animals are the personal property, or chattel, of their owners, even if recognized as a special kind of property. As such, they themselves possess legal rights, because they are the objects of the exercise of someone elses rights. Whenever the interests of an animal are balanced against the interests of the owner and he argues further that the United States Animal Welfare Act is an example of symbolic, as opposed to functional, legislation, relying on concepts described by John Dwyer in 1990. It is symbolic, he writes, because it is an example of a law where the legislature has failed to address the administrative and his explanations are always thoughtful, his analyses penetrating, his examples interesting and entertaining. In particular, Francione cites Regan to submit that animals should not have equal rights with humans, the Harvard Law Review was also critical, as they felt that the book was a thoughtful, wide-ranged study but that it will do nothing to convert the confirmed speciesist. Respect for Every Living Thing, The Washington Post, roberts, Adam M. Review, Animals, Property, and the Law, Houston Journal of International Law. Wise, Steven M. Review, Animals, Property, and the Law, The Federal Lawyer, Vol,3, No.8
8. Black Beauty – Black Beauty is an 1877 novel by English author Anna Sewell. It was composed in the last years of her life, during which she remained in her house as an invalid. The novel became an immediate best-seller, with Sewell dying just five months after its publication, with fifty million copies sold, Black Beauty is one of the best-selling books of all time. While forthrightly teaching animal welfare, it also teaches how to treat people with kindness, sympathy, in 2003, the novel was listed at number 58 on the BBCs survey The Big Read. There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, Anna Sewell was born in Great Yarmouth, England, and had a brother named Philip, who was an engineer in Europe. At the age of 14, Anna fell while walking home from school in the rain, through mistreatment of the injury, she became unable to walk or stand for any length of time for the rest of her life. Disabled and unable to walk, she began learning about horses, spending many hours driving her father to and her dependence on horse-drawn transportation fostered her respect for horses. Sewells introduction to writing began in her youth when she helped edit the works of her mother, Mary Wright Sewell, Anna Sewell never married or had children. In visits to European spas, she met many writers, artists and her only book was Black Beauty, written between 1871 and 1877 in her house at Old Catton. During this time, her health was declining, and she could barely get out of bed and her dearly-loved mother often had to help her in her illness. She sold the book to the publishers, Jarrold & Sons. The book broke records for sales and is the “sixth best seller in the English language, by telling the story of a horses life in the form of an autobiography and describing the world through the eyes of the horse, Anna Sewell broke new literary ground. Sewell died of hepatitis or tuberculosis on 25 April 1878, only five months after the novel was published and she was buried on 30 April 1878 in the Quaker burial-ground at Lammas near Buxton, Norfolk, where a wall plaque marks her resting place. Her birthplace in Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, is now a museum, Sewell did not write the novel for children. Along the way, he meets with many hardships and recounts many tales of cruelty, the book describes conditions among London horse-drawn taxicab drivers, including the financial hardship caused to them by high licence fees and low, legally fixed fares. Sewell uses anthropomorphism in Black Beauty, the text advocates fairer treatment of horses in Victorian England. For instance, Ginger describes the effects of the bearing rein to Black Beauty. Your neck aching until you know how to bear it
9. The Case for Animal Rights – The Case for Animal Rights is a 1983 book by the American philosopher, Tom Regan, and an important text within animal rights theory. Regans position is Kantian, namely that all subjects-of-a life possess inherent value and must be treated as ends-in-themselves, the argument is a deontological one, as opposed to consequentialist. If an individual possesses a moral right, that right may not be sacrificed even if the consequences of doing so are appealing and he describes his subject-of-a-life criterion as follows, involves more than merely being alive and more than merely being conscious. Those who satisfy the subject-of-a-life criterion themselves have a kind of value – inherent value – and are not to be viewed or treated as mere receptacles. The key attribute is that – following Thomas Nagels What Is it Like to Be a Bat. – there is something that it is like to be individuals, they are the subjects of experience whose lives matter to them. In addition, Regan rejects the idea of contractarianism, as he makes the argument that children are unable to sign contracts, similarly, animals do not have the capacity to sign contracts, so why should children have an advantage over animals. Furthermore, he makes the argument that if he were to approach animal rights through a contractarianism, intuitively, this does not make sense, and contractarianism can be dismissed. His argument against utilitarianism is a bit more complicated, Aunt Bea is old, inactive, a cranky, sour person, though not physically ill. She prefers to go on living, I could make a fortune if I could get my hands on her money, money she intends to give me in any event, after she dies, but which she refuses to give me now. In order to avoid a huge tax bite, I plan to donate a sum of my profits to a local childrens hospital. Many, many children will benefit from my generosity, and much joy will be brought to their parents, relatives, if I dont get the money rather soon, all these ambitions will come to naught He goes on to describe the plot in which he murders his Aunt. Would it be okay to do so, most people, he assumes, would say no. Midgley states, Essentially I think he is right, persuasion is needed, not in the sense of illicit emotional pressure, but of imaginative restatement. From this angle, the strategy of Regan’s book is faulty and it is too abstract and too contentious. As tends to happen with American academic books in the Rawlsian tradition, there is too much attention paid to the winning of arguments and too little to the complexities of the world. Midgley also notes, Ought it really to be used – as it very often is – to exclude animals from serious consideration. This is Regan’s question and he deals with it soundly and he does not find it hard to show that the notion of humanity which this Kantian view encapsulates is far too narrow, hard to defend at any time, and increasingly so today
10. Elizabeth Costello – Elizabeth Costello is a 2003 novel by South African-born Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee. In this novel, Elizabeth Costello, a celebrated aging Australian writer, travels around the world and gives lectures on topics including the lives of animals and literary censorship. In her youth, Costello wrote The House on Eccles Street, many of the lectures Costello gives are edited fragments that Coetzee had previously published. The lessons she delivers only tenuously speak to the work for which she is being honored, of note, Elizabeth Costello is the main character in Coetzees academic novel, The Lives of Animals. A character named Elizabeth Costello also appears in Coetzees 2005 novel Slow Man, the penultimate chapter, At the Gate, is an overt reworking of several of Franz Kafkas stories and novels, principally Before the Law and The Trial. The last chapter consists of a letter from Lady Chandos to Francis Bacon and this is a fictitious intertext to the well-known Lord Chandos Letter by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. The Chandos Letter, in which the narrator, Philip Lord Chandos, Coetzees fabrication of Lady Chandoss letter replicates what in the novel Elizabeth Costello herself is presented having done, namely adding a female voice to a canonical modernist work. Elizabeth Costello frequently engages philosophers and their ideas, in addition two minor characters, Elaine Marx and an academic named Arendt share surnames with the famous philosophers Karl Marx and Hannah Arendt. The frequent allusions to philosophers have caused critics to debate whether there are themes in Coetzee’s work and, if so. Part of the debate has focused on similarities between ideas expressed by Coetzee’s protagonist and the philosophy of Mary Midgley, Coetzees protagonist for example is concerned with the moral status of animals, a subject Midgley addressed in her 1983 book Animals and Why They Matter. Midgley has also criticized Marx and other philosophers for singling out one human attribute, Midgley argues that this approach confuses a factual claim and a moral claim, and it has been suggested that Elizabeth Costello draws attention to the same shortcoming in Arendt. Similarly, there are actions, such as committing suicide. There is a certain casual brilliance in the way Coetzee extends Midgley’s critique of Marx to Arendt, whose philosophy is thought to invert Marxism. ”2003 longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004 shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award Abramson. Authors and Others, The Ethics of Inhabiting in JM Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello, united States of Banana, Elizabeth Costello and Fury, Portrait of the Writer as the Bad Subject of Globalisation. J M Coetzee, Interrogation of a Writer, show a Man What He Eats, On Vegetarianism. The Community of Sentient Beings, JM Coetzees Ecology in Disgrace, ESC, English Studies in Canada 33, no. Literature and Salvation in Elizabeth Costello, or How to Refuse to Be an Author in Eight or Nine Lessons, in English in Africa 34,1, 79-95
11. An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory – An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory is a 2010 textbook by the British political theorist Alasdair Cochrane. It is the first book in the publisher Palgrave Macmillans Animal Ethics Series, edited by Andrew Linzey, Cochrane concludes that each tradition has something to offer to these issues, but ultimately presents his own account of interest-based animal rights as preferable to any. His account, though drawing from all examined traditions, builds primarily upon liberalism and utilitarianism, an Introduction was reviewed positively in several academic publications. The political philosopher Steve Cooke said that Cochranes own approach showed promise, Cochranes account of interest-based rights for animals was subsequently considered at greater length in his 2012 book Animal Rights Without Liberation, published by Columbia University Press. In the 1990s and 2000s, Alasdair Cochrane studied politics at the University of Sheffield and his doctoral thesis, supervised by Cécile Fabre with Paul Kelly acting as an adviser, was entitled Moral obligations to non-humans. He subsequently became a fellow and lecturer at the LSE, the book was Cochranes first, and the political theorist Robert Garner acted as an important discussant during the writing process. An Introduction to Animals and Political Theory was first published in the UK on 13 October 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan in paperback, hardback and eBook formats. It was the first book to appear as part of the Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series, the seriess general editors are Andrew Linzey and Priscilla N. Cohn. Interdisciplinary in focus, the Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series aims to explore the practical and conceptual challenges posed by animal ethics, the final chapter outlines Cochranes own approach, which he situates between liberalism and utilitarianism. Cochrane establishes the book as a work of political theory asking to what extent animals should be included in the domain of justice. States can and do regulate human-animal relationships, whether the animals in question are used in agriculture, as companions, Cochranes focus is not on why laws are passed or on comparing laws, but in exploring what kind of laws should be passed. As his focus is on political theory, he is concerned with questions about individual moral obligations than he is with institutional arrangements. He notes, however, that questions about animals have been neglected in political theory, in the second chapter, Cochrane considers the history of thinking on the relationship between justice and animals. As a political theory, then, classical utilitarianism entails that it is the obligation of political communities to formulate policies, utilitarianism as a whole, Cochrane argues, posed a challenge to the medieval and early modern assumption that animals are owed nothing. Its focus on welfare and sentience, and its egalitarian nature, the ideas of Peter Singer are outlined. Cochrane then defends Singers account both against those arguments in defence of speciesism, and against critics who maintain that animals do not have interests. He then considers utilitarian critics of Singer, who argue that meat-eating maximises utility, finally, he addresses critics who argue that Singers position offers insufficient protection for animals. Chapter four considers liberalism, a theory which, according to Cochrane, has as its defining feature a valuation of the free
12. The Lives of Animals – The Lives of Animals is a metafictional novella about animal rights by the South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. The work is introduced by Amy Gutmann and followed by a collection of responses by Marjorie Garber, Peter Singer, Wendy Doniger and it was published by Princeton University Press as part of its Human Values series. The Princeton lectures consisted of two stories featuring a recurring character, the Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, Coetzees alter ego. In having Costello deliver the arguments within his lectures, Coetzee plays with form and content, the Lives of Animals appears again in Coetzees novel Elizabeth Costello. Coetzees novella discusses the foundations of morality, the need of human beings to one another, to want what others want, leading to violence. He appeals to an ethic of sympathy, not rationality, in our treatment of animals, to literature, Costello tells her audience, Sympathy has everything to do with the subject and little to do with the object. There are people who have the capacity to imagine themselves as someone else, and there are people who have the capacity but choose not to exercise it. There are no bounds to the sympathetic imagination, Elizabeth Costello is invited to Appleton Colleges annual literary seminar as a guest lecturer, much as Coetzee was invited to Princeton. Despite her stature as a celebrated novelist, she not to give lectures on literature or writing. Much like Coetzee, Costello is a vegetarian and abhors industries that experiment on, the story is framed by a narrative involving Costello and her son, John Bernard, who happens to be a junior professor at Appleton. Costellos relationship with Bernard is strained, and her relationship with John’s wife, Norma, Bernard was not instrumental in bringing his mother to campus. In fact, the leaders were unaware of Bernards relationship with Costello when they issued the invitation. Bernard’s fears that his mother’s presence and opinions will be polarizing, in his private thoughts, he more than once wishes she had not accepted Appleton’s invitation. Costello gives two lectures, then contributes to a debate with Appleton philosophy professor Thomas O’Hearne, Costellos first lecture begins with an analogy between the Holocaust and the exploitation of animals. This turns out to be the most controversial thing that Costello says during her visit, in her first lecture, Costello also moves to reject reason as the preeminent quality that separates humans from animals and allows humans to treat animals as less than the equals of humans. She proposes that reason might simply be a specific trait. Which for its own motives it tries to install at the center of the universe, at the same time that Costello rejects reason as the premier human distinction, she also challenges the assumption that animals do not possess reason. Her argument rests on the fact that, while science cannot prove that animals do abstract thinking, in support of this argument, Costello summarizes an ape experiment that was conducted in the 1920s by Wolfgang Kohler
13. Pawprints of Katrina – The book, with a foreword by actor Ali MacGraw, was released in August 2008 on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. More than 200 stories with photos by Clay Myers detail rescues, examinations, treatment, reunions, and follow-up care by volunteers. An excerpt from that chapter describes the moment, Before we set out on a boat to look for stranded pets, the captain asked us to take a moment to remember those lost on 9/11. There, standing amidst the rubble of Hurricane Katrina with the water just a few feet from us, we bowed our heads. Not even the couple of dogs rescued and then tied with leashes to the railing, awaiting transport. It was as if, at that brief but somber point in time, they, too, the Crescent City was devoid of life, except for those of us out rescuing that day and, of course, the animals left behind. A story included in the book about Red, a partially paralyzed pit-bull terrier, was covered by CNNs Anderson Cooper, a gray cat whose owner drove 10 hours to reunite with his cat and covered in the book was featured by Dateline NBC. Reviewer Steve Donoghue noted, in Open Letters, A Monthly Arts, the Canada Free Press wrote that Pawprints of Katrina tells the inspiring story of the fate of the abandoned pets, some ending in tragedy, many in against-all-odds happy endings. Reviewer Justin Moyer with Washington City Paper recommended the book on his Katrina reading list and it was on Sacramento Public Librarys Suggested Reading List for 2010. And the Tampa Bay Times recommended it for spring reading, the author spoke at the 2008 National Book Festival in Washington, D. C. reading from Pawprints of Katrina on the National Mall. She also appeared on KSFRs Santa Fe Radio Cafe in November 2008 while there for a Pawprints book event with MacGraw. Photographer Myers was awarded Best Spot News Photo Coverage from the Nevada Press Association for the cover photo included in a first-person account by Scott in Las Vegas CityLife. Howell Book House book page Publishers news release PrintDayly news
14. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows – Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, An Introduction to Carnism is a book by American social psychologist Melanie Joy about the belief system and psychology of meat eating, or carnism. Joy coined the term carnism in 2001 and developed it in her dissertation in 2003. Carnism is a subset of speciesism, and contrasts with ethical veganism, Joy, an animal advocate, was concerned about linguistic bias inherent in terms like carnivore, which were inaccurate and failed to account for the beliefs beneath the behavior. Carnivores require meat in their diet for survival, but carnists choose to eat meat based on their beliefs, there was no label, Joy discovered, for the beliefs of people who produce, consume, and promote meat eating. She created the term carnism to name and describe this dominant cultural belief system, Meat eating, though culturally dominant, reflects a choice that is not espoused by everybody, Joy writes. Carnism, according to Joy, is the dominant, yet invisible paradigm in modern culture supporting the choice to consume meat, Carnism is an invisible system of beliefs in both the social, psychological, and physical sense. Joy maintains that the choice to eat meat is not natural or a given as proponents of meat claim, the majority of people, Joy claims, care deeply about animals and do not want them to suffer. Joy argues there is a basis for empathy, most people care about nonhuman animals. Further, humans value compassion, reciprocity, and justice, however, human behavior does not match these values. To continue to eat animals, Joy argues, people engage in psychic numbing, people who hold to these beliefs may also be called carnists. Through this denial, justification, and perceptual distortion, Joy argues, Animal advocates and cultural studies scholars have implicated both the government and the media as the two primary channels responsible for legitimizing carnist discourse in the United States. Yet it seems incongruous to blame the system and simultaneously hold people accountable to awaken their consciences, kearns also notes that not only are there many empathic people who choose to eat meat, but many vegetarians who base their diet on health, not moral reasons. Proponents of the abolitionist theory of rights, such as Gary L. The book has also released in a German edition, Warum wir Hunde lieben, Schweine essen und Kühe anziehen. Eating meat isnt natural, its carnism, horse meat not scandalous to Toronto deli owner. Carnism founder finds Joy in her work, varje dag ställs vi inför valet om vad vi ska äta. Le véganisme, un refus de lexploitation des animaux, confronting Animal Exploitation, Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism. The Ideology of How We Decide, dierenliefde gaat niet door de maag