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Author Williams, Erin E.

Title Why animals matter : the case for animal protection / Erin E. Williams & Margo DeMello.

Imprint Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  179.3 W671w 2007    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  179.3 Wil    ---  Available
Description 420 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-401) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- 1. Why care about protecting animals? -- 2. The meat industry : animals as food -- Introduction -- Laws -- Birds -- Pigs -- Cows -- Rabbits -- Fishing and aquaculture -- The meat industry and social justice -- Corruption and the meat industry -- Environmental consequences of meat production -- Conclusion -- 3. Hunting : animals as game and pests -- Introduction -- Hunting heritage -- Subsistence and commercial hunting -- Sport hunting and exotic game hunting -- Wildlife management -- Political influence of hunting advocates -- The future of hunting -- Conclusion -- 4. The fur and skins industries : animals as clothing -- Introduction -- Fur -- Skins -- Wool -- The fashion industry -- Conclusion -- 5. The animal experimentation industry : animals as tools -- Introduction -- Animal Welfare Act -- Where lab animals come from -- Life in the lab -- The scientific use of animals -- Alternatives to animal research and testing -- The use of animals in education -- Good science or bad science? -- Funding for animal research -- The battle over animal research -- Conclusion.
6. The pet industry : animals as family -- Introduction -- The pet industry -- The breeding and sale of companion animals -- Overpopulation -- Neglect, abuse, and mistreatment -- Exotic animals as pets -- Conclusion -- 7. The entertainment industry : animals as amusement -- Introduction -- Government oversight -- Zoos -- Circuses -- Rodeos -- Animal racing -- Blood sports -- Film and television -- Conclusion -- Conclusion : A new relationship with animals -- Endnotes -- Recommended readings -- Resources -- Index.
Subject Animal rights.
Animal welfare.
Animal rights -- United States.
Added Author DeMello, Margo.
ISBN 1591025230 (alk. paper)
9781591025238 (alk. paper)
9781591025207 (alk. paper)
1591025206 (alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000041340802
NZ1 11490962
AU@ 000042334159

 
    
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