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Protection of animals. Animal rights. Animal welfare

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  • Animal Welfare and Human Valuesby Rod Preece; Lorna Chamberlain

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    As the most populous province in Canada, Ontario is a microcosm of the animal welfare issues which beset Western civilization. The authors of this book, chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, find themselves constantly being made aware of the atrocities committed in the Society's... more...

  • Putting the Horse before Descartesby Bernard Rollin

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 39.50

    When philosopher Bernard Rollin was six years old, he visited an animal shelter and was told about unwanted dogs being put to sleep. The event shaped his moral outlook and initiated his concern for how animals were treated. In his irreverent memoir,  Putting the Horse before Descartes , Rollin provides an account of how he came to educate himself... more...

  • The Life You Can Saveby Peter Singer

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 26.95

    Most of us are absolutely certain that we wouldn't hesitate to save a drowning child. Yet while thousands of children die each day, we spend money on things we take for granted, and would hardly miss if they were not there. Is that wrong? If so, how far does our obligation to the poor go? The Life You Can Save offers a solution to world poverty. more...

  • Defending the Defenselessby Allie Phillips

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 33.99

    Defending the Defenseless is a practical how-to book on getting involved to protect companion animals. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific area in which all of us can become involved to protect cats, dogs, and other companion animals, and includes practical tips on taking action, from the smallest of tasks, to more involved measures such as making... more...

  • Popular Media and Animalsby Dr Claire Molloy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    How do mainstream film, television, advertising, videogames and newspapers engage with topics such as vivisection, hunting, animal performance, farming, meat eating and animal control? This book explores social, economic, ethical and cultural aspects of relationships between popular media forms and key animal issues. more...

  • Killing Traditionby Simon Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2009; US$ 40.00

    Is hunting a bygone activity, out of touch with modern life; or is it valuable as an escape from it? Does hunting promote violence, not just to animals, but to humans as well? Is hunting, with its connection to the land and frontier experience, a heritage worth preserving? These questions form the foundations for discussion in Killing Tradition: Inside... more...

  • Animals and Public Healthby Aysha Akhtar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    A compelling argument of how human health is adversely affected by our poor treatment of non-human animals. The author contents that in order to successfully confront the 21st Century's health challenges, we need to broaden the definition of the word 'public' in public health to include non-human animals. more...

  • Animal Rights and Moral Philosophyby Julian H. Franklin

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities. But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding right of humans, writes Julian H. Franklin. This theoretically rigorous book will reassure the committed, help the uncertain to decide,... more...

  • Animal Rights Without Liberationby Alasdair Cochrane

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Alasdair Cochrane provides an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He applies this theory to a whole range of different and under-explored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims... more...

  • Welfare Reform Debateby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Although people of various political persuasions and financial means regularly espouse the need for Australia to reform its social security framework, what is considered a fair approach is open to debate. The current federal government has committed to reforming the welfare and family assistance payment system to foster responsibility and provide positive... more...