Summary: Edited by the two leading philosophers in the animal protection movement, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of historical and contemporary writings that address both the nature of nonhuman animals as well as our duties to them.
Features an historical overview (e.g., selections from Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Schweitzer).
Considers theory -- e.g., discussion of animal rights.
Explores applications -- e.g., factory farming an ...show mored the use of animals in research. ...show less