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Exploring animal rights by Series editor, Cara AcredAnimal welfare relates to the general health and well-being of animals and covers a wide range of issues, from the care of family pets to concerns about exploitation, experimentation and abuse. How important is animal welfare? Do animals have rights too? If so, what are they? Is it ethical to use animals in medical research? This book explores these questions and more by investigating animal rights in the UK and globally. Information is taken from a wide range of sources, including government reports and statistics, newspaper articles, features, magazine articles and surveys, blogs, literature from lobby groups and charitable organisations.
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 179.3
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This video is the introduction to a summer school organised by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. It includes some interesting information about religion and animals.
The Debate about Animal Testing by Patience CosterThis book covers both sides of the debate about animal testing. By providing a well-rounded and balanced view of this controversial topic, readers gain a better understanding of all the factors involved. An extensive resource section allows for further exploration.
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 179.4
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In Defense of Animals by Peter Singer (Editor)Bringing together new essays by philosophers and activists, In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave highlights the new challenges facing the animal rights movement. Exciting new collection edited by controversial philosopher Peter Singer, who made animal rights into an international concern when he first published In Defence of Animals and Animal Liberation over thirty years ago Essays explore new ways of measuring animal suffering, reassess the question of personhood, and draw highlight tales of effective advocacy Lays out "Ten Tips for Activists", taking the reader beyond ethical theory and into the day-to-day campaigns for animal rights
Animal Sacrifices by Tom Regan; John Bowker (Introduction by)The issues of animal rights and the use of animals in scientific experimentation are fraught with controversy. In an effort to define the bases of such strong emotional response towards an ethical issue, this book presents the teachings of the major religions of the world concerning animals and, more specifically, their use in science. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Confucianism are represented in this collection of eight essays by religious authorities. Scriptural writings, written and oral tradition, law, religious parables, and even folklore are used to illustrate the position of each religion on this question. When there are no specific teachings regarding the relatively recent use of animals in scientific research, conclusions are derived from the view of man’s relations with the rest of the world. In addition to the essays dealing with specific religions, there is also a chapter detailing recent uses of animals in scientific research throughout the world. It is estimated that 500 million animals a year are sacrificed to science. This volume attempts to find out for what purposes they are used, under what conditions, and with what legal protection. Based on a conference which explored the views of religion toward scientific experimentation on animals, this collection of essays addresses an explosive issue from a number of different perspectives. Animal Sacrifices is a fair-minded and informative discussion of a contemporary ethical dilemma. Contributors: John Bowker, Sidney Gendin, Rabbi Dr. J. David Bleich, Andrew Linzey, James Gaffney, Al-Hafiz, B. Z. Masri, Basant K. Lal, Christopher Chapple, Rodney L. Taylor, and the editor.
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