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Animal Rights

  • The Humane Economyby Wayne Pacelle

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures, from the renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and New York Times bestselling author of The Bond. In the mid-nineteenth... more...

  • Animal Citiesby Peter Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Animal Cities builds upon a recent surge of interest about animals in the urban context. Considering animals in urban settings is now a firmly established area of study and this book presents a number of valuable case studies that illustrate some of the perspectives that may be adopted. Having an ?urban history? flavour, the book follows a fourfold... more...

  • Foxes Unearthedby Lucy Jones

    Elliott & Thompson 2016; US$ 8.47

    The British people have a unique relationship with the fox; no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches or been so deeply woven into our culture over the centuries. But as well as being the most ubiquitous of British animals, it is also the least understood. In Foxes Unearthed , Lucy Jones investigates the truth about... more...

  • The Gospel of Kindnessby Janet M. Davis

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The Gospel of Kindness explores the historical significance of the American animal welfare movement at home and overseas from the Second Great Awakening to the Second World War. Focused on laboring animals at its inception, the movement evolved into an expansive "gospel of kindness," transforming animal mercy into a signature American value. more...

  • Beating Heartsby Sherry F Colb; Michael C Dorf

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal-rights movements.... more...

  • Giant Stepsby Richard Peirce

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 10.00

    Elephants have long been targeted by humans: not only are they killed for their ivory, but their extraordinary strength, intelligence and charisma have seen some of them captured, chained and effectively jailed for life. Bully and Induna are two African elephants, both orphaned in organised culling operations and destined for lives in captivity. Growing... more...

  • Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britainby Ann C. Colley

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    What did the 13th Earl of Derby, his twenty-two-year-old niece, Manchester‚??s Belle Vue Zoo, and even some ordinary laborers all have in common? All were avid collectors and exhibitors of exotic, and frequently unruly, specimens. In her study of Britain‚??s craze for natural history collecting, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials... more...

  • Beastly Moralityby Jonathan K. Crane

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    We have come to regard nonhuman animals as beings of concern, and we even grant them some legal protections. But until we understand animals as moral agents in and of themselves, they will be nothing more than distant recipients of our largesse. Featuring original essays by philosophers, ethicists, religionists, and ethologists, including Marc Bekoff,... more...

  • With Dogs at the Edge of Lifeby Colin Dayan

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this original and provocative book, Colin Dayan tackles head-on the inexhaustible world, at once tender and fierce, of dogs and humans. We follow the tracks of dogs in the bayous of Louisiana, the streets of Istanbul, and the humane societies of the United States, and in the memories and myths of the humans who love them. Dayan reorients our ethical... more...

  • Speciesism, Painism and Happinessby Richard D. Ryder

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 10.49

    Richard Ryder created the term speciesism in early 1970 and shared the idea with Peter Singer, who popularised it in his classic work Animal Liberation (1975). A key figure in the modern animal rights revival Ryder appeared on the first-ever televised discussion of animal rights (The Lion's Share, Scottish Television) in December 1970. He further... more...