Explores the key animal welfare challenges facing China now, including animal agriculture, bear farming, and the trade and consumption of exotic wildlife, dog meat, and other controversial products. Based in fieldwork and analysis, covers government policy, positions of animal rights activists, and the history of animal welfare in China.
An overview of how animals resist in the context of capitalism, domestication, and colonization. Examines the ways in which animal resisters are portrayed, how their resistance disrupts both the dominant paradigm of human exceptionalism and the distancing strategies of enterprises that exploit animals, and seeks to place animals at the center of their own liberation movement.
Considers the ramifications of the creation of legal obstacles to counter the advances of both environmental and animal activism.
A political scientist examines the structure of animal protection legislation with an eye toward how the law treats different types of animals, particularly the tendency to favor those animals who are closest to humans, and considers whether these inequities violate fundamental principles of justice.
A political scientist who has written prolifically about animals argues here that our thinking about the proper way to treat animals should be rooted in concepts of justice. While acknowledging that there are many steps from where we are to where we should be in our treatment of animals, Garner argues for the concept of animal rights, including the right not suffer at the hands of humans.
Political theory is the grounding for this analysis of the obligations that arise from the varied ways that animals relate to human societies and institutions. The authors assert that, since different types of animals, i.e., domesticated animals, wilderness animals and “liminal” animals, stand in different relationships to human political communities, humans bear different obligations to them, albeit that all are owed respect for basic inviolable rights.
Argues for a 'sentientist cosmopolitan democracy': a global political system made up of overlapping local, national, regional and global communities comprised of human and non-human members who exist within shared 'communities of fate.' Suggests the use of dedicated representatives of non-human animals whose job should be to translate the interests of animals into deliberations.
An intimate, highly-detailed, first-hand account of the operations of a modern slaughterhouse, depicting treatment of both workers and animals and demonstrating how violence can be organized so as to be hidden in plain sight.