The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of animals, covering a wide range of contemporary issues, such as animal activism, genetic engineering, and environmental ethics.
The extracts are arranged thematically under the following clear headings:
Theories of Animal Ethics
Nonhuman Animal Experiences
Primates and Cetaceans
Animals for Food
Animals and Biotechnology
Ethics and Wildlife
Zoos and Aquariums
Animal Law and Animal Activism
Readings from leading experts in the field including Peter Singer, Bernard E. Rollin and Jane Goodall are featured, as well as selections from Tom Regan, Jane Goodall, Donald Griffin, Temple Grandin, Ben A. Minteer, Christine Korsgaard and Mark Rowlands. Classic extracts are well balanced with contemporary selections, helping to present the latest developments in the field.
This revised and updated Third Edition includes 31 new readings on a range of subjects, including animal rights, captive chimpanzees, industrial farm animal production, genetic engineering, keeping cetaceans in captivity, animal cruelty, and animal activism. The Third Edition also is printed with a slightly larger page format and in an easier-to-read typeface.
Featuring contextualizing introductions by the editors, study questions and further reading suggestions as the end of each chapter, this will be essential reading for any student taking a course in the subject.
With a new foreword by Bernard E. Rollin.
About the Author
Susan J. Armstrong is Professor Emerita and 2004 Outstanding Professor at Humboldt State University in California. She has published widely on animal ethics and affiliated subjects and continues to be very concerned with animal welfare. With Richard G. Botzler, she edited Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence. Richard G. Botzler is Professor Emeritus of Wildlife, Humboldt State University, in California, where he taught courses in wildlife diseases, environmental ethics, and general wildlife. He was HSU's outstanding professor in 1991, and California State University outstanding professor in 1992. His publications include topics in wildlife diseases and, with Susan J. Armstrong, Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence.