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People promoting and people opposing animal rights : in their own words
Kistler, John M., 1967-
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
1220 Lexile.
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HV4708 .K48 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? What inspires people to take on the different causes of non-human animals? How do people vary in their views on the rights of animals? Students will be encouraged to think critically as they discover there are no black and white answers to these and other questions. This fascinating collection of profiles is written by and about those who are actively involved in the pro/con aspects of the animal rights and animal welfare movements.

Over 35 individual stories written by those who are on the frontlines, fighting for what they believe, bring the controversies surrounding animal rights and welfare into sharp focus. The same interview questions were asked of each participant. Readers will enjoy the personal element of these profiles, while discovering the similarities and differences among those involved in these movements. An introduction to the volume provides students with the definitions and background information they need to clearly understand the entries that follow and to encourage them to question what they read and to draw their own conclusions.

Author Notes

JOHN M. KISTLER is Acquisitions Librarian at Utah State University and the author of Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion .

Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Carol J. Adamsp. 13
Ron Arnoldp. 22
David Barbarashp. 29
Don Barnesp. 36
Gene Baustonp. 41
Marc Bekoffp. 45
Brian Bishopp. 52
Robert Cohenp. 62
Priscilla Cohnp. 72
Karen Coynep. 78
Diana Dawnep. 87
Ryan Demaresp. 92
Sherrill Durbinp. 100
Michael Foxp. 104
Milton M.R. Freemanp. 112
Margery Glickmanp. 119
Kimber Gorallp. 126
Alan Herscovicip. 135
Alex Hershaftp. 145
J.R. Hylandp. 152
Roberta Kalechofskyp. 159
Crystal Kendellp. 166
Deanna Krantzp. 172
Finn Lyngep. 182
Kathleen Marquardtp. 187
Pat Millerp. 193
Laura Morettip. 199
Ingrid Newkirkp. 206
Ava Parkp. 212
Teresa Plattp. 219
Susan Roghairp. 226
Anthony L. Rosep. 232
Andrew Rowanp. 237
Jerry Schillp. 244
Cindy Schonholtzp. 253
Mary Zeiss Stangep. 258
Patti Strandp. 265
Michael Tobiasp. 269
Frankie L. Trullp. 279
William L. Wadep. 283
Ed Walshp. 288
Ben Whitep. 295
Bibliography of Contributors' Writings and Other Resourcesp. 319
Indexp. 325
About the Contributorsp. 337