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This volume provides a general overview of the basic ethical and philosophical issues of animal rights. It asks questions such as: Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare?

By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Animal Rights distinguishes itself by combining intellectual rigor with accessibility, offering a distinct moral voice with a non-polemical tone.

©2002 David DeGrazia (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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  • G WILLIAMS
  • 05-25-18

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One of the best in the ‘very short introduction’ series, a thorough and lucid overview of all the arguments for the protection of animals.