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Against Liberation

Putting Animals in Perspective, 1st Edition

By Michael P. T. Leahy


304 pages

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The Western world is currently gripped by an obsessive concern for the rights of animals - their uses and abuses. In this book, Leahy argues that this is a movement based upon a series of fundamental misconceptions about the basic nature of animals.

This is a radical philosophical questioning of prevailing views on animal rights, which credit animals with a self-consciousness like ours. Leahy's conclusions have implications for issues such as bloodsports, meat eating and fur trading.


`Leahy's exploration of the implications of Wittgenstein's philosophy for the animals issue is valuable and salutary.' - Times Higher Education Supplement

`… a useful addition to any collection on the ethics of animal use.' - Laboratory Animals

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