The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,840,610 members ⚫ 1,266,180 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Animal Rights Debate

Abolition or Regulation?

The Animal Rights Debate by Gary L. Francione
Add to cart
US$ 27.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

Gary L. Francione is a law professor and leading philosopher of animal-rights theory. Robert Garner is a political theorist specializing in the philosophy and politics of animal protection. Francione maintains that we have no moral justification for using nonhumans, arguing that because animals are property-economic commodities-laws or industry practices requiring "humane" treatment will, as a general matter, fail to provide any meaningful level of protection. Garner favors a version of animal rights that focuses on eliminating animal suffering and adopts a protectionist approach, maintaining that, although the traditional animal-welfare ethic is philosophically flawed, it can contribute strategically to the achievement of animal-rights ends.

As they spar, Francione and Garner deconstruct the animal-protection movement in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and elsewhere, discussing the practices of organizations such as PETA, which joins with McDonald's and other fast-food chains to "improve" the slaughter of animals. They also examine American and European laws and campaigns from both the rights and welfare perspectives, identifying weaknesses and strengths that give shape to future legislation and action.

Columbia University Press; December 2010
272 pages; ISBN 9780231526692
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: The Animal Rights Debate
Author: Gary L. Francione; Robert Garner