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Author Bekoff, Marc, author.

Title The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age / Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    179.3 BEK    Available
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Description 225 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age -- Can science save animals? -- The animals whom we eat -- Fat rats and lab cats -- Zooed animals -- Captive and companion -- Born to be wild? -- Coexistence in the Anthropocene and beyond: compassion and justice for all.
Summary "Explore the real-world experiences of five categories of animals, beginning with those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice--chickens, pigs, and cows in industrial food systems--as well as animals used in testing and research, including mice, rats, cats, dogs, and chimpanzees. Next, Bekoff and Pierce consider animals for whom losses of freedoms are more ambiguous and controversial, namely, individuals held in zoos and aquaria and those kept as companions. Finally, they reveal the unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities and argue for a more compassionate approach to conservation. In each case, scientific studies combine with stories of individual animals to bring readers face-to-face with the wonder of our fellow beings, as well as the suffering they endure and the major paradigm shift that is needed to truly ensure their well-being"--Inside jacket.
Subject Animal rights.
Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Added Author Pierce, Jessica, 1965- author.
Other Form: Online version: Bekoff, Marc. Animals' agenda. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2017] 9780807045213 (DLC) 2016046473
ISBN 9780807045206 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0807045209 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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