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Author Deckers, Jan, author.

Title Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned? / Jan Deckers.

Publication Info. London : Ubiquity Press, 2016.


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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (ix, 234 pages))
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Series Online access: Ubiquity Press Ubiquity Press Open Books.
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Note Resource simultaneously available in PDF, EPUB format, and MOBI format.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-234).
Contents The consumption of animal products and the human right to health care -- The ethics of qualified moral veganism -- The politics of qualified moral veganism -- An evaluation of others' deliberations -- Might a vegan diet be healthy, or even healthier?
Summary In this book, Jan Deckers addresses the most crucial question that people must deliberate in relation to how we should treat other animals: whether we should eat animal products. Many people object to the consumption of animal products from the conviction that it inflicts pain, suffering, and death upon animals. This book argues that a convincing ethical theory cannot be based on these important concerns: rather, it must focus on our interest in human health. Tending to this interest demands not only that we extend speciesism--the attribution of special significance to members of our own species merely because they belong to the same species as ourself--towards nonhuman animals, but also that we safeguard the integrity of nature. In this light, projects that aim to engineer the genetic material of animals to reduce their capacities to feel pain and to suffer are morally suspect. The same applies to projects that aim to develop in-vitro flesh, even if the production of such flesh should be welcomed on other grounds. The theory proposed in this book is accompanied by a political goal, the 'vegan project', which strives for a qualified ban on the consumption of animal products. Deckers also provides empirical evidence that some support for this goal exists already, and his analysis of the views of others--including those of slaughterhouse workers--reveals that the vegan project stands firm in spite of public opposition. Many charges have been pressed against vegan diets, including: that they alienate human beings from nature; that they increase human food security concerns; and that they are unsustainable. Deckers argues that these charges are legitimate in some cases, but that, in many situations, vegan diets are actually superior. For those who remain doubtful, the book also contains an appendix that considers whether vegan diets might actually be nutritionally adequate.
Note PDF version (viewed March 10, 2017).
Language English.
Subject Animal rights.
Meat industry and trade -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Food habits -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Bioethical Issues
Animal Rights
Meat -- economics
Meat -- adverse effects
Dairy Products -- economics
Diet, Vegan -- ethics
Animaux -- Droits.
Habitudes alimentaires -- Aspect moral.
Agriculture and farming.
Animal husbandry.
Animal law.
Animals and society.
Dietetics and nutrition.
Environment, transport and planning law.
Ethics and moral philosophy.
Laws of Specific jurisdictions.
Medical ethics and professional conduct.
Medical profession.
Medicine: general issues.
Personal and public health.
Public health and preventive medicine.
Social issues and processes.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Technology, engineering, agriculture.
MEDICAL -- Nutrition.
Animal rights. (OCoLC)fst00809364
Speciesism. (OCoLC)fst01129015
Veganism. (OCoLC)fst01164728
Indexed Term Animals
Genetic engineering
Holistic health
Vegan agriculture
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Internet resource.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Title Animal deliberation
Other Form: Print version: Deckers, Jan. Animal (de)liberation. London, UK : Ubiquity Press Ltd., 2016 9781909188839 (OCoLC)957773236
ISBN 9781909188853 (electronic bk.)
1909188859 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.5334/bay doi
NLM 101699307
UKMGB 019437698

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