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Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett

Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...


Animals and the Limits of Postmodernism

by Gary Steiner

While postmodern approaches to politics and ethics have offered some intriguing and influential insights in philosophy and theory, Gary Steiner illuminates the fundamental inability of these approaches to arrive...


How Shelter Pets are Brokered for Experimentation: Understanding Pound Seizure

by Allie Phillips

Pound seizure or pound release involves a shelter selling or giving away cats and dogs to research facilities, universities, or Class B Dealers (random source animal brokers licensed by the U.S. Department of...


Last Chain On Billie

by Carol Bradley

Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, Carol Bradley's Last Chain on Billie charts the history of elephants in America, the inspiring story of the Elephant Sanctuary and the spellbinding...


Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation

by Gary L. Francione

A prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and...


Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

by David Nibert & Dr. Michael W. Fox

This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western 'civilization,' one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that...


Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship

by Gary Steiner

Gary Steiner argues that ethologists and philosophers in the analytic and continental traditions have largely failed to advance an adequate explanation of animal behavior. Critically engaging the positions of...


The Ten Trusts

by Jane Goodall & Marc Bekoff

World-renowned behavioral scientists Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff have set forth ten trusts that we must honor as custodians of the planet. They argue passionately and persuasively that if we put these trusts...


Being Animal: Beasts and Boundaries in Nature Ethics

by Anna L. Peterson

If nature is what lies beyond human society, then animals must be a part of it. For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in...


Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

by Colleen Glenney Boggs

Consulting a diverse archive of literary texts, Colleen Glenney Boggs places animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject. From the bestiality trials of the seventeenth-century...


Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Human-Animal Encounters

by Julie Smith & Robert Mitchell

In these multidisciplinary essays, academic scholars and animal experts explore the nature of animal minds and the methods humans conventionally and unconventionally use to understand them. The collection features...


Animal Rights Without Liberation: Applied Ethics and Human Obligations

by Alasdair Cochrane

Alasdair Cochrane provides an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He applies this theory to a whole range of different and under-explored policy areas, such as...


All children of Mother Earth

by Rosalba Nattero, Giancarlo Barbadoro

Ecospirituality is a natural philosophy that leads to a reassessment of the relationship the individual person has with the environment, where all living creatures, as well as the planet itself, acquire a value...


Animal Welfare and Human Values

by Rod Preece & Lorna Chamberlain

As the most populous province in Canada, Ontario is a microcosm of the animal welfare issues which beset Western civilization. The authors of this book, chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the Ontario...


Animal Subjects 2.0

by Jodey Castricano & Lauren Corman

Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World (WLU Press, 2008) challenged cultural studies to include nonhuman animals within its purview. While the “question of the animal” ricochets across the...


Heart of Oneness

by Jennifer Kavanagh

Our screens and newsfeeds are full of violent images; our world is full of poverty, inequality and injustice. We find it hard to live together, in our families, communities, or in the world at large. At the...


Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies

by Aaron S. Gross & Anne Vallely

Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals’ significance...


Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

by Marianne DeKoven & Michael Lundblad

The question of the animal has preoccupied an increasing number of humanities, science, and social science scholars in recent years, and important work continues to expand the burgeoning field of animal studies....


The Death of the Animal: A Dialogue

by Paola Cavalieri & Peter Singer

While moral perfectionists rank conscious beings according to their cognitive abilities, Paola Cavalieri launches a more inclusive defense of all forms of subjectivity. In concert with Peter Singer, J. M. Coetzee,...


Beyond Beliefs

by Melanie Joy, PhD & Kathy Freston

Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters can feel like they’re living in different worlds. Many vegans and vegetarians struggle to feel understood and respected in a meat-eating culture, where some of their most...