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
- Animal Experimentation
- Animals and Biotechnology
- Ethics and Wildlife
- Zoos and Aquariums
- Animal Companions
- 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction PART ONE: Theories of Animal Ethics 1. Tom Regan The Case for Animal Rights 2. Carl Cohen Reply to Tom Regan 3. Paola Cavalieri Are Human Rights Human 4. Peter Singer from Practical Ethics 5. Josephine Donovan Feminism and the Treatment of Animals: From Care to Dialogue 6. R.G. Frey Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs 7. Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka Universal Basic Rights for Animals, in Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights PART TWO Nonhuman Animal Experiences 8. Michael Mendl, Oliver H. P. Burman, and Elizabeth S. Paul An integrative and functional framework for the study of animal emotion and mood 9. Barbara Smuts Reflections 10. Sandra D. Mitchell Anthropomorphism and cross-species modeling 11. José Luis Bermúdez Thinking without words: An overview for animal ethics 12. Bernard E. Rollin Animal Pain 13. Bob Bermond A neuropsychological and evolutionary approach to animal consciousness and animal suffering 14. Colin Allen Animal pain 15. Daniel C. Dennett Animal consciousness: What matters and why 16. Donald R. Griffin and Gayle R. Speck New evidence of animal consciousness 17. David DeGrazia Self-awareness in animals PART THREE Primates and Cetaceans 18. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, William Mintz Fields, and Jared Taglialatela Ape consciousness – human consciousness: A perspective informed by language and culture 19. Juan Carlos Gomez Are apes persons?: The case for primate intersubjectivity 20. A. Whiten, J. Goodall, W. C. McGrew, T. Nishida, V. Reynolds, Y. Sugiyama, C. E. G. Tutin, R. W. Wrangham, and C. Boesch Cultures in Chimpanzees 21. Kristin Andrews Being a critter psychologist 22. Jane Goodall Problems faced by wild and captive chimpanzees: Finding solutions 23. Hal Whitehead, Luke Rendell, Richard W. Osborne, and Bernd Würsig Culture and conservation of non-humans with reference to whales and dolphins: Review and new directions 24. Heidi E. Harley Consciousness in dolphins? A review of recent evidence 25. Paola Cavalieri Whales as Persons PART FOUR Animals for Food 26. David DeGrazia Meat-eating 27. Temple Grandin Thinking Like Animals 28. Temple Grandin A Major Change 29. Putting Meat on the Table: Industrial Farm Animal Production in America: A Report of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production 30. Steven L. Davis The Least Harm Principle May Require that Humans Consume a Diet Containing Large Herbivores, not a Vegan Diet 31. James Rachels The Basic Argument for Vegetarianism 32. Carol J. Adams The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women 33. David Mevorach Seidenberg Animal Rights in the Jewish Tradition 34. Andrew Linzey Is Christianity Irredeemably Speciesist? 35. Martin Forward and Mohamed Alam Islam PART FIVE Animal Experimentation 36. Mylan Engel Jr. The commonsense case against animal experimentation 37. David DeGrazia The ethics of animal research: What are the prospects for agreement? 38. Baruch A. Brody Defending Animal Research: An International Perspective 39. Lynda Birke Who--or What—are the Rats (and Mice) in the Laboratory 40. Bernard E. Rollin Animal research: A moral science 41. Simon Festing and Robin Wilkinson The ethics of animal research: Talking point on the use of animals in scientific research 42. Paul Root Wolpe Reasons scientists avoid thinking about ethics 43. F. Barbara Orlans Ethical Themes of National Regulations Governing Animal Experiments 44. Andrew J. Petto and Karla D. Russell Humane education: The role of animal based learning 45. Ben A. Minteer and James P. Collins Ecological ethics: Building a new tool kit for ecologists and biodiversity managers PART SIX Animals and Biotechnology 46. David Morton Some ethical issues in biotechnology involving animals 47. Jason Scott Robert and Francoise Baylis Crossing species boundaries 48. Robert Streiffer In defense of the moral relevance of species boundaries 49. Kevin Smith Animal Genetic Manipulation 50. J. Burkhardt The Inevitability of Animal Biotechnology? 51. Traci Warkentin Dis/integrating animals: Ethical dimensions of the genetic engineering of animals for human consumption 52. Bernard E. Rollin On telos and genetic engineering 53. Bernice Bovenkerk, Frans W. A. Brom, and Babs J. van den Bergh Brave new birds: The use of ‘animal integrity’ in animal ethics 54. Jes Lynning Harfeld Telos and the ethics of animal farming 55. Carl Zimmer Bringing them back to life: The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy 56. Dolly Jørgensen, Dolly Reintroduction and de-extinction PART SEVEN Ethics and Wildlife 57. Aldo Leopold Game and wild life conservation 58. Lawrence Cahoone Hunting as a moral good 59. Marti Kheel The killing game: An ecofeminist critique of hunting 60. Alastair Gunn Environmental ethics and trophy hunting 61. Ned Hettinger Exotic species, naturalisation, and biological nativism 62. Martin A. Schlaepfer, Dov F. Sax, and Julian D. Olden The potential conservation value of non-native species 63. Dale Peterson To Eat the Laughing Animal 64. Grace Clement The ethic of care and the problem of wild animals PART EIGHT Zoos and Aquariums 65. Lori Marino Cetacean captivity 66. Marc Scheff Free the elephants and orcas in captivity 67. Kristin L. Vehrs Elephants in captivity 68. Dale Jamieson Against zoos 69. Michael Hutchins, Brandie Smith, and Ruth Allard In defense of zoos and aquariums: the ethical basis for keeping wild animals in captivity 70. Chris Wemmer Opportunities Lost: Zoos and the Marsupial That Tried to be a Wolf 71. Ben A. Minteer and James P. Collins Ecological ethics in captivity: Balancing values and responsibilities in zoo and aquarium research under rapid global change PART NINE Animal companions 72. Konrad Lorenz Affection’s Claim 73. Paul Shepard The Pet World 74. Anna Merz Hand-raising a Rhino in the Wild 75. F. Mathews Living with Animals 76. Clare Palmer Killing Animals in Animal Shelters 77. Mark Rowlands The Structure of Evil 78. Alan C. Brantley An FBI Perspective on Animal Cruelty 79. Bernard Rollin Ethics and Euthanasia 80. Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer Miracle of Life and Afterword 81.Tzachi Zamir The Moral Basis of Animal-Assisted Therapy PART TEN Animal Law/Animal Activism 82. S.M. Wise A Great Shout: Legal Rights for Great Apes 83. Richard A. Posner Book Review of Animal Rights: Rattling the Cage by Steven M. Wise 84. Richard A. Epstein The Dangerous Claims of the Animal Rights Movement 85. Stephen R. Lathan U.S. Law and Animal Experimentation: A Critical Primer 86. Christine M. Korsgaard Personhood, Animals, and the Law 87. Wesley V. Jamison, Caspar Wenk, and James V. Parker Every Sparrow That Falls: Understanding Animal Rights Activism as Functional Religion 88. T. Regan Understanding Animal Rights Violence 89. Courtney L. Dillard Civil Disobedience: A Case Study in Factors of Effectiveness 90. P. Singer Ten Ways to Make a Difference 91. Bruce Friedrich and Matt Ball The animal activist’s handbook: Maximizing our positive impact in today’s world
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.
"We are very fortunate to have this anthology in its 3rd edition available for classroom use. The essays cover a wide range of topics that make it easy for teachers to devote a whole course (or a part of a course) to the topic of animal ethics. The selections are judicious and the introductions insightful. I especially like the blend of theoretical and practical concerns, a blend that makes perfect sense from a pedagogical point of view."
Daniel Dombrowski, Seattle University, USA