Part I: 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 II: 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 III: 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.
"Peter Singer’s writing changed my life. I have waited for this book for a long time, a quarter of a century in fact. What an exquisite collection of fine writers with compelling philosophies, philosophies that translate into positive ways to change society and one’s own daily life for the better.” Ingrid Newkirk, President, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
“A survey of the new wave of philosophy, science, and action in the cause of animals. The theoretical essays give a masterly overview of the field, while the essays on animal-rights activism are engaging and full of good sense.” J. M. Coetzee, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2003
“Take your fork out of that animal on your plate, and sit down in a comfortable chair and read this book instead. Essential reading for anyone who cares deeply about the lives of animals.” Jeffrey Masson, author of The Pig Who Sang to the Moon
"I welcome the era when overwhelming, unconscionable cruelty is not longer the outstanding feature of people's interactions with animals. The books under review facilitate that era's arrival." Peter S. Wenz, Social Theory and Practice
- 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
- Brings together new, incisive articles by philosophers and activists chronicling the evolution of the animal rights movement
- 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