An early proponent of the idea that animals could be entitled to rights, Salt wrote: "If we are ever going to do justice to the lower races, we must get rid of the antiquated notion of a 'great gulf'...

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Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology, Attitudes and Activism
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A deep dive into one of the thorniest questions in contemporary animal activism: What are the differences, and similarities, between violent animal exploitation and abortion of human fetuses and how...

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Law and Policy, Philosophy and Ethics
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This metafictional novella by the South African Nobel laureate depicts lectures delivered by a fictional character, Elizabeth Costello, regarding animals and what is done to them, and lays out the...

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Philosophy and Ethics
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A series of dialogues between two college students – a meat-eater and an ethical vegetarian – regarding the ethical questions that arise in contemplating the consumption of animal bodies as well as...

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Philosophy and Ethics, Animals in Agriculture, Attitudes and Activism
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Examines the arguments for veganism as a moral imperative and determines that, while there are good reasons for such a move, they are not strong enough to support that conclusion, while nevertheless...

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Animals in Agriculture, Philosophy and Ethics
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An exploration of the ambiguous ethics at the heart of the relationships between humans and the animals with whom they share their lives. Through anecdote and scientifically informed analyses of...

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Animals as Companions, Philosophy and Ethics
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The classic and groundbreaking work applying utilitarian principles to the questions of the ethical treatment of animals. Written for a mainstream audience, this work is an indispensable starting...

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Philosophy and Ethics
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Recognizing that the term “empathy,” although increasingly important in both moral theory and animal ethics, is often not precisely defined, this work seeks to clarify the different and sometimes...

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Philosophy and Ethics, Attitudes and Activism
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A collection of quotations from the philosopher and altruist regarding the applicability of his fundamental principle of “reverence for life” to the lives of animals. With commentary by Ann Cottrell...

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Philosophy and Ethics
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A personal and thought provoking manifesto regarding the process by which humans have cut themselves off from animals and the natural world, the extraordinarily negative effects this process has had...

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Philosophy and Ethics, Attitudes and Activism
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