Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

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Expanded to two volumes, the comprehensively updated new edition, Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: Second Edition is an extraordinary publishing event. It remains the only reference to cover the entire scope of animal rights and welfare from a global interdisciplinary perspective, with an international team of contributors assembled by Marc Bekoff covering animal treatment issues in the United States, China, India, Kenya, Australia, and many other nations. With a focused emphasis on fairness and justice for animals evident on every page, Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: Second Edition offers clear explanations of hot-button topics like puppy mills, endangered species in zoos, no-kill shelters, dog fighting, factory farming and disease, veganism, conservation ethics, wildlife contraception, and more. The encyclopedia also explores a range of religious, ethical, and philosophical views on using animals, as well as the latest research on animal cognition and sentience. The work helps readers understand the different viewpoints of animal welfare advocates who want to improve conditions for animals and animal rights activists who don't want animals used at all.As we shall see, anthropomorphizing is generally disapproved of in describing animals. By its very definition, anthropomorphism is the misapplication to animals of words used to describe humans. Some excuse anthropomorphism as simply a anbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare
Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2009-11-25

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