Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?

Introduction to Animal Rights Your Child or the Dog This introduction looks at the conventional moral thinking about animals Using examples analogies and thought experiments it reveals the dramatic inconsistency between what people say they believe a

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  • Title: Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?
  • Author: Gary L. Francione
  • ISBN: 9781566396929
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • This introduction looks at the conventional moral thinking about animals Using examples, analogies and thought experiments, it reveals the dramatic inconsistency between what people say they believe about animals and how people actually treat them.

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    1. Well, I guess have to give this book 5 stars because the information and philosophy contained in the book is so worthy and is an important addition to the subject of animal rights.I almost didn’t give it 5 stars though because:It was a bit of a slog to read, which is a shame because the material is so important. These philosophers are so interesting to hear in lectures or to participate in discussions with them individually or in a group setting, but for reading, their language is dense and dr [...]

    2. I want to write a longer review of this, but basically: Excellent argument - that the humane treatment principal will always be compromised as long as we regard animals as property - clearly presented. Must read.

    3. Francione is a passionate advocate of the animal rights position against welfarist approaches to animals. He writes with force and missionary zeal. To many, his views will seem extreme, e.g. he opposes pet ownership and thinks that supporting animal rights while still eating animal products is like supporting the abolition of slavery while owning a slave. To others, his views will seem like a breath of fresh air--a voice of reason in a crazy world that constantly mistreats and abuses animals for [...]

    4. i learned that: we create impossible situations for non-human animals and act as if all of our interactions were emergency conflict situations in which we must pick the human over the non-human, which is not the reality; that the law, as much as it would like to consider itself secular, is based on Christian-Judeo beliefs; and, in short, that '[i:]n many ways, our prevailing ways of thinking about animals should make us skeptical of our claim that it is our rationality that distinguishes us from [...]

    5. The arguments are clear and compelling, except when the author discusses abortion and insects. He fails to convince me that the unborn (humans) are not sentient and therefore not entitled to equal consideration. I still believe that veganism and the protection of the unborn go together. Francione also fails to put much thought into the possible rights of insects. For both of these issues, I think the precautionary principle needs to be applied: if you're not sure whether the organism is sentient [...]

    6. I was fortunate to have Gary Francione as a professor in law school. This book was my first introduction to animal rights, and is very accessible to those (like me) with little background or exposure to the subject. It is almost impossible to listen to him and read his books without adopting a vegan lifestyle; however, I am ashamed to say I am very weak and love cheeseburgers too much to give them up.

    7. If only I'd read this BEFORE I went to ethics competition where we argued a case regarding the "moral defensibility" of eating meat! Can't get more thorough or rigorous in refuting the logic that carnivores routinely trot out. Makes it very, VERY difficult to indulge one's whims for anything other than a vegan diet.

    8. A must read for anyone who:- cares about non-human animals and/or- is concerned with ethics and morality and/or- values critical thinking and questioning the status quo and/or- wants to get their facts straight about our uses of animals and/or- enjoys solid argumentation and a clear writing style.In short, a must read for everyone!

    9. I liked this book a lot! It presents many interesting points against the way humans (mis)treat animals, showing the grave inconsistencies between what we believe about animal suffering and our actual actions.Even though most people agree that inflicting suffering on animals is wrong, they continue to do so (or let others do it in their behalf). Every living being has the right to not suffer, be it fear or pain, and not to be treated as a means to an end. There is the confusion that people think [...]

    10. i've never read much animal rights literature, mostly because i've never felt like it was relevant to me. a lot of it seems to spend an inordinate amount of time lecturing about the abhorrent conditions of factory farms, which has always been beside the point for me. in any case, at this point i've been vegetarian for long enough that i've internalized my reasons for it pretty thoroughly. but going vegan a couple years ago made me want to reexamine them again, find a way to articulate them more [...]

    11. This is a great introduction to the theory of animal rights for people who are not familiar with the theory, but I thought many of the author's claims were underdeveloped and were made a little too quickly. For instance, the author does not discuss the positive duties we have to assist nonhuman animals- his theory stops short at negative duties to not harm; however, a good ethicist knows that negative duties do not exhaust the entirety of duties we have to rightholders. Furthermore, the author m [...]

    12. The best, most thorough, well argued, and well researched animal rights book in existence. It puts Peter Singer's "Animal Liberation" to shame and makes Tom Regan's overwhelming "The Case for Animal Rights" look like child's play. Francione, a lawyer and philosopher, is a master of the convincing moral argument.

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