Animals, Equality and Democracy

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Palgrave Macmillan, Oct 25, 2011 - Political Science - 213 pages
Animals, Equality and Democracy examines the structure of animal protection legislation and finds that it is deeply inequitable, with a tendency to favor those animals the community is most likely to see and engage with. Siobhan O'Sullivan argues that these inequities violate fundamental principle of justice and transparency.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Animal Inconsistencies
9
2 The Politics of Being a Nonhuman An
25
3 Animal Visibility
60
4 Out of Sight Out of Mind
111
5 Whats Good for the Goose Should Also be Good for the Gander
159
Conclusion
172
Notes
175
Bibliography
196
Index
207
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SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN is Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne University, Australia.  She has a long-standing interest in animal protection and published widely on animal issues, including articles in Environmental Politics, Environmental Values, and the Journal of Animal Ethics. Siobhan is an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics.