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The global guide to animal protection / [edited by] Andrew Linzey.

Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780252094897; 0252094891; 1306296862; 9781306296861.Subject(s): Animal welfare | Animal rights | Animals -- Law and legislation | Human-animal relationshipsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Global Guide to Animal Protection.DDC classification: 179.3 LOC classification: HV4708Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Section 1. Histories and global perpective -- section 2. Aquatic and marine life -- section 3. Free-living animals -- section 4. Companion animals -- section 5. Areas of worldwide concern -- section 6. Changing perpectives -- section 7. Animal-friendly living.
Summary: Raising awareness of human indifference and cruelty toward animals, The Global Guide to Animal Protection includes more than 180 articles that survey the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals. In addition to entries on often disturbing examples of human cruelty toward animals, the book describes attempts of courageous individuals--including Jane Goodall, Shirley McGreal, Birute Mary Galdikas, Bernard E. Rollin, and Roger Fouts--to challenge and change exploitative practices. Also included is a special foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, urging readers to seek justice and protection for all creatures, humans and animals alike.
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Section 1. Histories and global perpective -- section 2. Aquatic and marine life -- section 3. Free-living animals -- section 4. Companion animals -- section 5. Areas of worldwide concern -- section 6. Changing perpectives -- section 7. Animal-friendly living.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Raising awareness of human indifference and cruelty toward animals, The Global Guide to Animal Protection includes more than 180 articles that survey the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals. In addition to entries on often disturbing examples of human cruelty toward animals, the book describes attempts of courageous individuals--including Jane Goodall, Shirley McGreal, Birute Mary Galdikas, Bernard E. Rollin, and Roger Fouts--to challenge and change exploitative practices. Also included is a special foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, urging readers to seek justice and protection for all creatures, humans and animals alike.

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CHOICE Review

In this compilation of one- to two-pages articles, edited by Linzey (theology, Univ. of Oxford, UK), 159 contributors present various animal welfare/rights and ecology/conservation issues (heavily slanted toward the former). Discussion is global in scope, with calls for a paradigm shift in the prevailing anthropocentric attitudes toward "sentient" animals (both free living and domestic), especially those associated with food production, research/testing, hunting, and entertainment. The provision of species-specific concerns and regional perspectives is helpful. The very well-written text is highly accessible to general readers. It offers an intriguing array of eye-opening information, covering economic, legal, religious, ecological, moral, and biomedical viewpoints. However, it is also rather biased, providing some information that is deliberately distorted or grounded primarily in emotion rather than fact. Arguments are many, but largely one-sided. When dissenting perspectives are offered, they are generally short and sophomoric in nature, sometimes blatantly absurd. Contributors make many recommendations for legislating a moral compass in animal-related matters, although the implementation of many of these would be impractical. Overall, this thought-provoking book will be valuable for starting a preliminary dialogue on animal-related issues; however, many of the controversial opinions expressed will likely be embraced primarily by like-minded readers. Summing Up: Recommended. With reservations. All undergraduate students and general readers. D. A. Brass independent scholar

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Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He has written or edited more than twenty books, including Animal Theology , Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics, and Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics.

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