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  • The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    People Are Saying The Animal Rights Debate presents the views of two preeminent thinkers working on a key debate in the study of the moral status of animals namely do animals deserve to be treated well while we use them to satisfy our needs and desires or do animals deserve not to be used to satisfy human desires at all This is a subject of extremely heated debate in animal studies and society at large and Gary L Francione and Robert Garner address it as no others can Gary Steiner Bucknell University Gary L Francione and Robert Garner challenge each other and their readers to reevaluate our relations with the nonhuman Should we seek merely to reform our present practices in farms laboratories zoos and households or should we give them up entirely The authors debate practical and theoretical issues clearly honestly courteously and with all appropriate passion Neither persuades the other but both together must persuade many that change is needed Stephen Clark associate editor British Journal for the History of Philosophy Gary L Francione s and Robert Garner s positions correspond approximately with the dominant ethics underlying the American political campaigns and the British European ones respectively raising the unresolved question as to which has proved the most effective In the end they skillfully fill in some of the gaps between areas of speciesism ethics on the one hand and law and politics on the other Richard Ryder author of Speciesism and Painism A Morality for the Twenty first Century Purchase DealOz Books Columbia University Press Animal Rights The Abolitionist Approach Eat Like You Care An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals Come con conciencia Eat Like You Care The Animal Rights Debate Abolition or Regulation Animals as Persons Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation Introduction

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  • Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    and people whom we encounter in a store or on a bus Is it easier to write a check to someone else than do the work ourselves Of course it is But it won t work because the large advocacy organizations are not seeking to end animal exploitation they are by promoting the idea of compassionate animal use seeking instead to make the public feel more comfortable about continuing to exploit animals Francione and Charlton both attorneys and professors at Rutgers University School of Law have the dual perspective of working on animal issues for 30 years while developing the abolitionist theory of animal rights In this book they discuss six principles that make up the Abolitionist Approach I Principle One Abolitionists maintain that all sentient beings human or nonhuman have one right the basic right not to be treated as the property of others II Principle Two Abolitionists maintain that our recognition of this one basic right means that we must abolish and not merely regulate institutionalized animal exploitation and that abolitionists should not support welfare reform campaigns or single issue campaigns III Principle Three Abolitionists maintain that veganism is a moral baseline and that creative nonviolent vegan education must be the cornerstone of rational animal rights advocacy IV Principle Four The Abolitionist Approach links the moral status of nonhumans with sentience alone and not with any other cognitive characteristic all sentient beings are equal for the purpose of not being used exclusively as a resource V Principle Five Abolitionists reject all forms of human discrimination including racism sexism heterosexism ageism ableism and classism just as they reject speciesism VI Principle Six Abolitionists recognize the principle of nonviolence as a core principle of the animal rights movement On the bedrock of these six principles Francione and Charlton maintain that

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  • Eat Like You Care: An Examination of the Morality of Eating Animals - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    health Indeed mounting empirical evidence points to animal foods being detrimental for human health But however you evaluate that evidence there can be no serious doubt that we can have excellent health with a vegan diet There is also broad consensus that animal agriculture is an ecological disaster Animal agriculture is responsible for water pollution air pollution deforestation soil erosion inefficient use of plant protein and water and all sorts of other environmental harms The best justification we have for the unimaginable amount of suffering and death that we impose on animals is that they taste good We enjoy the taste of animal foods But how is this any different from Michal Vick claiming that his dog fighting operation was justifiable because he enjoyed watching dogs fight Vick liked sitting around a pit watching animals fight We enjoy sitting around the summer barbecue pit roasting the corpses of animals who have had lives and deaths that are as bad if not worse than Vick s dogs What is the difference between Michael Vick and those of us who eat animal foods This book shows that there is no difference or at least not any difference that matters morally Francione and Charlton argue that if you think animals matter morally if you reject the idea that animals are just things your own beliefs require that you stop eating animal products There is nothing extreme about a vegan diet what is extreme is the inconsistency between what we say we believe and how we act where animals are concerned Many of us are uneasy thinking about the animals who end up on our plates We may have thought about stopping eating animal products but there are many excuses that have kept us from doing so The authors explore the 30 excuses they have heard as long time vegans and address each one showing why these excuses don t work Packed with clear commonsense thinking on animal ethics without jargon or complicated theory this book will change the way you think about what you eat Here are some questions for you Have you ever loved an animal Did you ever have a pet who was part of your family Do you think it s wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death on animals Do you think animals matter morally Do you care where your food comes from Do you know where your animal products come from Do you buy cage free eggs Free range meat Have you considered becoming a vegetarian Are you already a vegetarian for moral reasons Have you considered becoming a vegan Do you aspire to being a vegan but you think that you could never adopt a vegan diet Are you already a vegan and would appreciate knowing some more effective ways to communicate with those who defend eating animals If you answered Yes to any of the questions above then this book was written for you Don t hesitate read it now Where to Get the Book Paperback

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  • Come con conciencia - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    independientemente de cómo evalúes esa evidencia no puede haber duda alguna de que podemos tener una salud excelente llevando una dieta vegana También existe un consenso general con respecto al desastre ecológico que implica la agricultura animal la cual es responsable de la contaminación del agua el aire la deforestación la erosión del suelo el uso ineficiente de la proteína vegetal y el agua y de otros daños medioambientales de todo tipo La mejor justificación que tenemos para causar el grado inimaginable de sufrimiento y muerte a animales es que saben bien Disfrutamos el sabor de los alimentos de origen animal Pero cuál es la mínima diferencia entre eso y Micheal Vick diciendo que su operación de peleas de perros era justificable porque disfrutaba ver a perros pelear A Vick le gustaba andar sentado por ahí alrededor de un ring y ver a animales pelear A nosotros nos gusta andar sentados por ahí alrededor de un asadero y rostizar los cadáveres de animales que tuvieron vidas y muertes igual de malas si no peores que los perros de Vick Cuál es la diferencia entre Micheal Vick y aquellos entre nosotros que comen alimentos de origen animal Este libro demuestra que no hay ninguna diferencia o por lo menos ninguna diferencia que importe en un sentido moral Francione y Charlton argumentan que si tú piensas que los animales importan moralmente si tú rechazas la idea de que los animales son sólo cosas tus propias creencias requieren que dejes de comer productos de origen animal No hay nada de extremo en una dieta vegana lo que sí es extremo es la inconsistencia entre lo que decimos que creemos y la forma en como actuamos en lo que concierne a los animales Muchos de nosotros estamos intranquilos al pensar en los animales que terminan en nuestros platos Posiblemente hemos pensado en dejar de comer productos de origen animal pero hay muchas excusas que han obstaculizado el hacerlo Los autores exploran más de 30 excusas que han escuchado a lo largo de los muchos años que llevan siendo veganos y abordan cada una demostrando por qué estas excusas no funcionan Con mucho sentido común y claridad con respecto a la ética animal sin jerga ni teoría complicada este libro cambiará tu manera de pensar acerca de lo que comes Aquí hay algunas preguntas para ti Alguna vez has querido a un animal Alguna vez tuviste una mascota que era parte de tu familia Piensas que está mal infligir sufrimiento y matar animales innecesariamente Piensas que los animales importan moralmente Te importa de dónde proviene tu comida Sabes de dónde provienen tus productos de origen animal Compras huevos que provienen de gallinas criadas sin jaula Carne de animales criados en libertad Has considerado volverte vegetariano a Ya eres vegetariano a por motivos morales Has considerado volverte vegano a Aspiras a volverte vegano a pero piensas que nunca podrías adoptar una dieta vegana Ya eres vegano a y te interesaría conocer algunas formas más efectivas para

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  • Eat Like You Care - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    mounting empirical evidence points to animal foods being detrimental for human health But however you evaluate that evidence there can be no serious doubt that we can have excellent health with a vegan diet There is also broad consensus that animal agriculture is an ecological disaster Animal agriculture is responsible for water pollution air pollution deforestation soil erosion inefficient use of plant protein and water and all sorts of other environmental harms The best justification we have for the unimaginable amount of suffering and death that we impose on animals is that they taste good We enjoy the taste of animal foods But how is this any different from Michal Vick claiming that his dog fighting operation was justifiable because he enjoyed watching dogs fight Vick liked sitting around a pit watching animals fight We enjoy sitting around the summer barbecue pit roasting the corpses of animals who have had lives and deaths that are as bad if not worse than Vick s dogs What is the difference between Michael Vick and those of us who eat animal foods This book shows that there is no difference or at least not any difference that matters morally Francione and Charlton argue that if you think animals matter morally if you reject the idea that animals are just things your own beliefs require that you stop eating animal products There is nothing extreme about a vegan diet what is extreme is the inconsistency between what we say we believe and how we act where animals are concerned Many of us are uneasy thinking about the animals who end up on our plates We may have thought about stopping eating animal products but there are many excuses that have kept us from doing so The authors explore the 30 excuses they have heard as long time vegans and address each one showing why these excuses don t work Packed with clear commonsense thinking on animal ethics without jargon or complicated theory this book will change the way you think about what you eat Here are some questions for you Have you ever loved an animal Did you ever have a pet who was part of your family Do you think it s wrong to inflict unnecessary suffering and death on animals Do you think animals matter morally Do you care where your food comes from Do you know where your animal products come from Do you buy cage free eggs Free range meat Have you considered becoming a vegetarian Are you already a vegetarian for moral reasons Have you considered becoming a vegan Do you aspire to being a vegan but you think that you could never adopt a vegan diet Are you already a vegan and would appreciate knowing some more effective ways to communicate with those who defend eating animals If you answered Yes to any of the questions above then this book was written for you Don t hesitate read it now Where to Get the Book Paperback Ebook Amazon

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  • Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    part activist Francione is unafraid to upend conventional theoretical and practical approaches to our treatment of animals in his analytical rigor Without a doubt this volume will remain a central work in animal studies for years to come Bob Torres assistant professor of sociology St Lawrence University and author of Making A Killing The Political Economy of Animal Rights In this uncompromising and stimulating call for the abolition of all forms of oppression of other animals Gary L Francione establishes himself as one of the leading advocates for justice in the world today In these powerful essays Francione methodically and unflinchingly examines and deconstructs the ineffectual positions of many professed advocates for other animals and points the way toward true animal liberation He exposes the pragmatic and moral flaws in the arguments of those who call merely for reduced cruelty and better regulation of industries that are based on animal oppression His forceful and compelling arguments against contemporary animal welfarism and in favor of true animal rights should be required reading for scholars activists and anyone interested in justice for all the inhabitants of this planet David Nibert author of Animal Rights Human Rights Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation Coolly lucidly and uncompromisingly with a minimum of horror stories Gary L Francione argues for the right of all sentient beings to a full life His critique of animal welfare legislation with its many escape clauses that allow the business of animal exploitation to proceed as usual is particularly devastating J M Coetzee winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Virtually all the articles and essays collected here are milestones in the formation of the modern theory of the legal and moral rights of animals Gary L Francione knows his philosophy as well as his law and these juridical studies work close to the line where law and philosophy merge His prose furthermore is clear and free of legal jargon I strongly recommend this collection of important essays It provides a lucid summary of a significant body of thought on animal rights Julian H Franklin professor emeritus of political philosophy Columbia University Darwin once made a note to himself Never use the words higher or lower Well it took all this time before finally somebody did just that That somebody is Gary L Francione thinking as always just beyond what anyone else has already thought He is a radical in the best sense of that word always striking out sometimes on his own into areas where the rest of humanity has feared to tread He goes out and he comes back with treasure that the rest of us are only to happy to use and appropriate That s o k I am sure with him He is not in this for his sake but for their sake So anything that will get us to take the vegan plunge as I recently did partly because I can see no way to avoid the arguments that Francione so cogently sets forth in this

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  • Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    The University of Georgia School of Law from the Foreword Francione s claims are serious ones urged passionately but with admirable lucidity and with considerable sensitivity to counterarguments Francione seeks to raise the moral status of animals by making it clear that they are ends in themselves with intrinsic value rather than mere means to human ends In this regard he moves well beyond Bentham seeking to establish that animals have rights that are inviolate whatever the consequences Francione is right to say that sentient animals have intrinsic value and that animal well being is a good in itself He is also right to reject the widespread view that animals are not entitled to rights because they lack a capacity to think in moral terms Even if animals lack that capacity a disputed empirical issue human beings certainly have it and we should exercise our capacity so as to act morally For us at least might does not make right Cass R Sunstein Karl N Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence University of Chicago Law School from book review in The New Republic January 29 2001 A clearly written passionately argued and compelling and convincing call for the widening of our circle of moral sympathy and concern Anyone who cares about animals must read this book with care Anyone who loves animals will read this book with gratitude Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson co author of When Elephants Weep The Emotional Lives of Animals and author of The Pig Who Sang to the Moon The Emotional World of Farm Animals In this brilliantly argued and very clear and accessible book Gary Francione argues that the moral significance of animals necessitates that we reject the use and treatment of animals as resources or as property If we take animal interests seriously we must abolish and not merely regulate our use of animals for food research and entertainment This book is required reading for anyone interested in clear thinking about the human animal relationship Drucilla Cornell Rutgers University In this splendidly clear and original book Gary Francione demonstrates the profound flaw in our thinking about animals and their moral status He brings to light the clash between the principles to which we take ourselves to be committed and the reality we live a reality shaped by the conception of animals as property Cora Diamond University of Virginia Gary Francione claims that most of us are morally schizophrenic and demonstrates well that there often is a wide gulf between what we claim is due to other animals and what we actually do to them He argues that animals have a right not to be viewed as things their lives do matter they have interests and they should be firmly entrenched in the moral community Marc Bekoff University of Colorado Gary Francione the legal community s leading proponent of animal rights theory has written a book whose time has come Francione s book brings us to the very essence of rights the right not to be

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  • Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement - Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
    Professor of Women s Studies and Law Rutgers University Francione s book is a major contribution to the literature on applied ethical and jurisprudential theory as well as an intriguing sociological analysis of a political movement The context for Francione s development of his theory is the current confusion within the animal movement over the distinction between animal rights and animal welfare Although some people claim to accept a rights view they believe that they can use welfare as an interim strategy to achieve certain rights for animals Francione argues that animal welfare has certain structural defects and proposes an alternative theory of applied animal rights ethics This theory is creative original and provocative and will be popular with the large and growing segment of the society in favor of animal rights Alan Watson Ernest P Rogers Professor of Law Research Professor The University of Georgia School of Law Gary Francione s work is both refined and exhaustively documented He helps the reader see clearly what the differences are between the animal welfare and animal rights positions as well as understand their respective ideologies and opposing ethical imperatives More than this Francione makes a strong case for viewing the animal rights position as both realistic and practicable as providing a constructive program for social change This is in itself a major contribution to the literature and one that will change the course of debate over animals Michael Fox Professor of Philosophy Australian National University Rain Without Thunder is a must read for all those interested in the difficult but extremely important issues centering on how nonhuman animals are used and abused by human animals Francione a well known legal scholar writes in a clear and concise manner about how welfarist and rightist views differ in their basic assumptions and how advocacy for each leads people who really DO care about nonhuman animals in vastly different directions concerning the future of nonhumans in a world dominated by humans Francione is not shy and does not hesitate to take on big names on both sides of the fence In his view welfarists concerns are not enough As long as nonhuman animals are used as instruments for humans and are viewed as dispensable property they are in big trouble The only way to give nonhumans the protection to which they are entitled is to accept the fundamental inalienability of their rights and to grant them personhood No matter what you think about Francione s own views a careful reading of this bold and tightly argued book will expose you to the important and complex issues that must be given serious attention as we head into the 21st century These issues simply will not disappear if we ignore them and we cannot afford to put them on the back burner longer Marc Bekoff Professor of Biology University of Colorado Boulder Gary Francione has written a very important very timely book about the contemporary animal movement in America In it he offers a more insightful

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