Animal rights and wrongs

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Metro in association with Demos, 2000 - Nature - 206 pages
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"Approaching the issue of animal rights from a secure philosophical grounding, this book presents practical, unsentimental arguments on animal rights and human duties towards them. Fully updated with new ideas on the livestock crisis and fishing, and with a layperson's introduction to philosophical concepts, the text presents a radical response to the defenders of animal rights and a challenge to those who think that because they are kind to pets, they are good for animals. Addressed are such paradoxes as why animal rights groups are so keen to protect the rights of badgers and foxes but not of mice and rats and why they find the raising of animals for fur more heinous than raising them for their meat. Insightful and challenging, animal welfare scientists, philosophers, and ethicists will find this brilliantly argued work full of humor, morality, and rationality. "

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Roger Scruton is a leading authority on aestheics, and has also published books on others aspects of philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and modern culture. Currently a freelance writer and composer, he was previously a Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

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