ABSTRACT

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.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part One

chapter 1|7 pages

The Case for Animal Rights

ByTOM REGAN

chapter 2|4 pages

Reply to Tom Regan

ByCARL COHEN

chapter 3|6 pages

Are Human Rights Human?

ByPAOLA CAVALIERI

chapter 4|10 pages

Practical Ethics

ByPETER SINGER

chapter 5|8 pages

Feminism and the Treatment of Animals: From Care to Dialogue

ByJOSEPHINE DONOVAN

chapter 6|3 pages

Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs

ByR. G. FREY

chapter 7|12 pages

Universal Basic Rights for Animals*

BySUE DONALDSON, WILL KYMLICKA

chapter |4 pages

Introduction to Part Two

chapter |18 pages

Issues/Methods of Study

chapter |22 pages

Anthropomorphism

chapter |52 pages

Consciousness, Emotion, and Suffering

chapter |4 pages

Introduction to Part Three

chapter |38 pages

Primates

chapter |40 pages

Cetaceans

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Four

chapter 26|6 pages

Meat Eating

ByDAVID DEGRAZIA

chapter 27|3 pages

Thinking Like Animals

ByTEMPLE GRANDIN

chapter 28|4 pages

A Major Change

ByTEMPLE GRANDIN

chapter 31|7 pages

The Basic Argument for Vegetarianism

ByJAMES RACHELS

chapter 32|6 pages

The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women

ByCAROL J. ADAMS

chapter |18 pages

Religious Issues

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Five

chapter |56 pages

Laboratory Studies

chapter |10 pages

Regulating Animal Experimentation

chapter |12 pages

Animals in the Classroom

chapter |10 pages

Ecological Studies

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Six

chapter 46|6 pages

Some Ethical Issues in Biotechnology Involving Animals

ByDAVID MORTON

chapter |44 pages

Issues in Genetic Engineering

chapter |30 pages

TELOS as an Infl uence on Ethical Issues

chapter |10 pages

De-Extinction

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Seven

chapter |34 pages

Hunting Controversies

chapter |38 pages

Special Problems

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Eight

chapter 65|10 pages

Cetacean Captivity *

ByLORI MARINO

chapter 66|2 pages

Free Willy—and All His Pals *

ByMARC SCHEFF

chapter 67|1 pages

Elephants in Captivity *

ByKRISTIN L. VEHRS

chapter 68|6 pages

Against Zoos

ByDALE JAMIESON

chapter 69|9 pages

In Defense of Zoos and Aquariums: The Ethical Basis for Keeping Wild Animals in Captivity

ByMICHAEL HUTCHINS, BRANDIE SMITH, RUTH ALLARD

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Nine

chapter 72|2 pages

Affection’s Claim

ByKONRAD LORENZ

chapter 73|3 pages

The Pet World

ByPAUL SHEPARD

chapter 74|3 pages

Hand-Raising a Rhino in the Wild

ByANNA MERZ

chapter 75|3 pages

Living with Animals

ByFREYA MATHEWS

chapter 76|9 pages

Killing Animals in Animal Shelters

ByCLARE PALMER

chapter 77|4 pages

The Structure of Evil *

ByMARK ROWLANDS

chapter 78|4 pages

An FBI Perspective on Animal Cruelty *

ByALAN C. BRANTLEY

chapter 79|7 pages

Ethics and Euthanasia *

ByBERNARD E. ROLLIN

chapter 80|4 pages

The Miracle of Life and Afterword

ByDIANE LEIGH, MARILEE GEYER

chapter 81|13 pages

The Moral Basis of Animal-Assisted Therapy *

ByTZACHI ZAMIR

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part Ten

chapter 82|7 pages

A Great Shout: Legal Rights for Great Apes

BySTEVEN M. WISE

chapter 83|4 pages

Book Review of Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals by Steven M. Wise

BySteven M. Wise RICHARD A. POSNER

chapter 84|4 pages

The Dangerous Claims of the Animal Rights Movement

ByRICHARD A. EPSTEIN

chapter 85|6 pages

U.S. Law and Animal Experimentation: A Critical Primer *

BySTEPHEN R. LATHAM

chapter 86|4 pages

Personhood, Animals, and the Law *

ByCHRISTINE M. KORSGAARD

chapter 87|6 pages

Every Sparrow That Falls: Understanding Animal Rights Activism as Functional Religion

ByWESLEY V. JAMISON, CASPAR WENK, JAMES V. PARKER

chapter 88|5 pages

Understanding Animal Rights Violence

ByTOM REGAN

chapter 89|4 pages

Civil Disobedience: A Case Study in Factors of Effectiveness

ByCOURTNEY L. DILLARD

chapter 90|6 pages

Ten Ways to Make a Difference

ByPETER SINGER

chapter 91|9 pages

The Animal Activist’s Handbook: Maximizing Our Positive Impact in Today’s World *

ByMATT BALL, BRUCE FRIEDRICH