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Empty Cages : Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

Empty Cages : Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights - 04 edition

Empty Cages : Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780742533523

ISBN10: 0742533522

Empty Cages : Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights by Tom Regan - ISBN 9780742533523
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Empty Cages : Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights by Tom Regan - ISBN 9780742533523

ISBN13: 9780742533523

ISBN10: 0742533522

Edition: 04

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Summary

Described by Jeffrey Masson as "the single best introduction to animal rights ever written," this new book by Tom Regan will structure the animal rights debate for generations to come. In a style at once simple and elegant, Regan dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates perpetrated by the mass media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of "humane treatment" favored by animal exploiters, and explains why existing laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty. Written by the leading philosophical spokesperson for animal rights, Tom Regan's shocking exposé of animal abuse makes an essential and lasting contribution that will significantly impact the history of animal rights advocacy in America.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE: The Cat

PART I NORMAN ROCKWELL AMERICANS

Who Are You Animal Rights Advocates Anyway?
How Did You Get That Way?

PART II MORAL RIGHTS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY THEY MATTER

Human Rights
Animal Rights

PART III SAYING AND DOING

What We Learn from Alice

PART IV THE METAMORPHOSES

Turning Animals into Food
Turning Animals into Clothes
Turning Animals into Performers
Turning Animals into Competitors
Turning Animals into Tools

PART V MANY HANDS ON MANY OARS

"Yes . . . but . . ."

EPILOGUE The Cat