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Against Liberation
Putting Animals in Perspective

ISBN 9780415103169
Published November 11, 1993 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

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