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Title:
The rights of animals
Author:
Roleff, Tamara L., 1959-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
223 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Do animals have rights? -- Is animal experimentation justified? -- Is hunting ethical? -- Should animals be bred for human consumption? -- Are animals in the entertainment industry abused?
ISBN:
9780737700695

9780737700688
Format :
Book

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Summary

Juxtaposes contrasting answers to the questions of whether animals have rights, animal experimentation is justified, hunting is ethical, animals should be bred for human consumption, and animals in the entertainment industry are abused. A hefty, though unannotated, bibliography and a list of organizations are also provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Summary

Juxtaposes contrasting answers to the questions of whether animals have rights, animal experimentation is justified, hunting is ethical, animals should be bred for human consumption, and animals in the entertainment industry are abused. A hefty, though unannotated, bibliography and a list of organizations are also provided. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author Notes

Tamara L. Roleff is a published author and an editor of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Tamara L. Roleff include The Olympics (At Issue Series), Genetic Engineering (Compact Research Series), Body Piercing and Tattoos (At Issue Series).

(Bowker Author Biography)


Tamara L. Roleff is a published author and an editor of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Tamara L. Roleff include The Olympics (At Issue Series), Genetic Engineering (Compact Research Series), Body Piercing and Tattoos (At Issue Series).

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. The scope and depth of the arguments offered in this new Current Controversies volume illustrate what a sensitive issue animals rights is for individuals, businesses, and society. The first chapter, "Do Animals Have Rights?" is the most thorough and intelligent section in the book. Thought-provoking assertions offer much for readers to consider as the debate intensifies with each essay. Subsequent chapters on cloning and animal-to-human organ transplantation broaden the book's appeal for science students. The last sections, which focus on hunting, trapping, and using animals in entertainment, are well written, though less informative than the rest. Most of the essays are well reasoned, but the few that resort to finger-pointing and name-calling help illustrate the intensity of the debate. The essays, footnoted and subdivided for easy reference use, provide impassioned, balanced arguments from scientific, religious, and social viewpoints. Bibliography; list of organizations to contact. --Roger Leslie


Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-12. The scope and depth of the arguments offered in this new Current Controversies volume illustrate what a sensitive issue animals rights is for individuals, businesses, and society. The first chapter, "Do Animals Have Rights?" is the most thorough and intelligent section in the book. Thought-provoking assertions offer much for readers to consider as the debate intensifies with each essay. Subsequent chapters on cloning and animal-to-human organ transplantation broaden the book's appeal for science students. The last sections, which focus on hunting, trapping, and using animals in entertainment, are well written, though less informative than the rest. Most of the essays are well reasoned, but the few that resort to finger-pointing and name-calling help illustrate the intensity of the debate. The essays, footnoted and subdivided for easy reference use, provide impassioned, balanced arguments from scientific, religious, and social viewpoints. Bibliography; list of organizations to contact. --Roger Leslie