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In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave




In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave

Peter Singer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-13896-9 February 1985 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages

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Peter Singer made animal rights an international concern when he first published In Defence of Animals and Animal Liberation over thirty years ago. In this revised edition, he brings together new essays by philosophers and activists, chronicling new thoughts on animal suffering, reassessing the question of personhood, and highlighting tales of effective advocacy. In addition, he lays out 'Ten Tips for Activists', taking the reader beyond ethical theory and into the day-to-day campaigns for animal rights.
In Defense of Animals: .

The Second Wave.

Preface Peter Singer.

Part One The Ideas.

1 Utilitarianism and Animals.

Gaverick Matheny.

2 The Scientific Basis for Assessing Suffering in Animals.

Marian Stamp Dawkins.

3 The Animal Debate: A Re-Examination.

Paola Cavalieri.

4 On the Question of Personhood Beyond Homo sapiens.

David DeGrazia.

5 Religion and Animals.

Paul Waldau.


Part Two The Problems.

6 Speciesism in the Laboratory.

Richard Ryder.

7 Brave New Farm?.

Jim Mason and Mary Finelli.

8 Outlawed in Europe.

Clare Druce and Philip Lymbery.

9 Against Zoos.

Dale Jamieson.

10 To Eat the Laughing Animal.

Dale Peterson.

Part Three Activists and Their Strategies.

11 How Austria Achieved a Historic Breakthrough for Animals.

Martin Balluch.

12 Butcher Knives into Pruning Hooks: Doing Civil Disobedience for Animals.

Pelle Strindlund.

13 Opening Cages, Opening Eyes: An Investigation and Open Rescue at an Egg Factory Farm.

Miyun Park.

14 Living and Working in Defense of Animals.

Matt Ball.

15 Effective Advocacy: Stealing From the Corporate Playbook.

Bruce Friedrich.

16 Moving the Media: From Foe, or Indifferent Stranger, to Friend Karen Dawn.

17 The CEO as Animal Activist: John Mackey and Whole Foods.

John Mackey, Karen Dawn and Lauren Ornelas.

18 Ten Points for Activists.

Henry Spira and Peter Singer.


A Final Word.

Peter Singer.

Further Reading, Useful Organizations

"Paul McCartney once said that if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. This book continues Peter Singer's important, urgent project of turning these walls, one by one, to glass. The essays alert us to the holocaust that continues in farms and laboratories; a holocaust that most people ignore - not because they are bad people, but, perhaps, because the horror of what we do to animals is too big to contemplate.... The wonderful essays in this book remind us that any form of humanism must respect all sentient beings, and that a culture that can create workers who can bear listening to the screams of the "animals" they kill ... and that can also create people who are prepared to look the other way and enjoy the spoils of the whole endeavour - is a culture that is not only cruel and deluded, but well primed for the next human holocaust."
The Independent on Sunday