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Applied animal ethics
Shapiro, Leland.
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Albany, NY : Delmar, [2000]

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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why study animal ethics? -- Philosophy behind the animal rights/welfare movement -- History behind the animal rights/welfare movement -- The three Rs as applied practically to animal use -- The basic legal system affecting animal welfare -- Specific cases of animal welfare -- Why animals are needed in research -- Ethics of animal use -- Animal environments and agri-ethics -- Veterinary aspects of welfare -- Zoo, wildlife, and utility animals -- America's new extremists: the animal rights movement.
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HV4708 .S52 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This comprehensive book covers the ethical issues involved in using animals for research, food production, sports, and as companions. Although theoretical aspects of animal ethics are presented, the focus of the book is the application of ethics to real-life situations. A balanced presentation of animal rights and animal welfare viewpoints is provided. Review and discussion questions help readers develop their critical-thinking skills. Case studies provide the opportunity to consider real-world ethical issues and how they can be resolved.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
About the Authorp. viii
Section 1 Applied Animal Ethicsp. 1
Chapter 1 Why Study Animal Ethicsp. 3
Definitionsp. 9
Chapter 2 Philosophy Behind the Animal Rights/Welfare Movementp. 17
Chapter 3 History Behind the Animal Rights/Welfare Movementp. 45
Chapter 4 The Three Rs as Applied Practically to Animal Usep. 73
Chapter 5 The Basic Legal System Affecting Animal Welfarep. 89
Chapter 6 Specific Cases of Animal Welfarep. 115
Chapter 7 Why Animals Are Needed in Researchp. 137
Chapter 8 Ethics of Animal Usep. 151
Chapter 9 Animal Environments and Agri-Ethicsp. 163
Chapter 10 Veterinary Aspects of Welfarep. 199
Chapter 11 Zoo, Wildlife, and Utility Animalsp. 211
Chapter 12 America's New Extremists: The Animal Rights Movementp. 223
Section 2 Reprint Articles and Miscellaneous Reference Material from All Sides