Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

Paperback | November 19, 2009

byGary L. Francione

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A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. In this collection, Francione advances the most radical theory of animal rights to date. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances, and unlike Tom Regan, Francione's theory applies to all sentient beings, not only to those who have more sophisticated cognitive abilities.

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A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. In this collection, Francio...

Gary L. Francione was the first academic to teach animal rights theory in an American law school and has lectured on the topic throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy at Rutgers University-Newark, and his books include Introductio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231139519

ISBN - 13:9780231139519

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Foreword, by Gary SteinerAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Abolition of Animal Use Versus the Regulation of Animal Treatment1. Animals-Property or Persons?2. Reflections on Animals, Property, and the Law and Rain Without Thunder3. Taking Sentience Seriously4. Equal Consideration and the Interest of Nonhuman Animals in Continued Existence: A Response to Professor Sunstein5. The Use of Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research: Necessity and Justification6. Ecofeminism and Animal Rights: A Review of Beyond Animal Rights: A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of Animals7. Comparable Harm and Equal Inherent Value: The Problem of the Dog in the LifeboatReference Guide to Selected Topics

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adds greatly to the understanding of both the ethical thinking about human and nonhuman animals and the campaigning and claims-making that occurs on behalf of animals.