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Can Animals Sue?

Cass R. Sunstein

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter addresses the question of whether animals should be allowed to sue. It argues that, at a minimum, lawsuits should be permitted, on animals' behalf, to ensure compliance with existing ... More


Drawing Lines

James Rachels

in Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305104
eISBN:
9780199850556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter addresses the question of what lines should be drawn in the discussion of animal rights. It evaluates the most popular theories of moral standing, and suggests that the whole business of ... More


Venturing beyond the Tyranny of Small Differences: The Animal Protection Movement, Conservation, and Environmental Education

Paul Waldau

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the relationship between the animal protection and conservation movements. It suggests that these movements are natural allies despite their purported differences, and that ... More


“The Child Is an Animal”: Domesticity, Discipline, and the Logic of Joint Protection

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines why animal and child protection was combined in the U.S. during the Gilded Age. It explains that anticruelty reformers and humanitarians never felt they needed to justify their ... More


Introduction: Protecting Animals in an Age of Globalization

Charlotte E. Blattner

in Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the Challenges of Globalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190948313
eISBN:
9780190948344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948313.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In this introduction to Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders, readers are introduced to the topic of extraterritorial animal law and given a roadmap for the book. The chapter explains how ... More


“A Relic of Barbarism”: Cruelty, Civilization, and Social Order

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the justification of anticruelty reformers for their decision to combine animal and children protection in Gilded America. It explains that animal and child protectionists ... More


“The Rights of Whatever Can Suffer”: Reconciling Liberalism and Dependence

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on child and animal protectionists' use of the concept of liberalism and dependence as the underlying principles of their work. It discusses the opinion of American Society for ... More


The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Susan J. Pearson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1877, the American Humane Society was formed as the national organization for animal and child protection. Thirty years later, there were 354 anticruelty organizations chartered in the United ... More


Conservation, Animal Rights, and Human Welfare: A Pragmatic View of the “Bushmeat Crisi”

Ben A. Minteer

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the “bushmeat crisis.” It argues that a feasible, effective, and ethically inclusive policy response to the crisis requires balancing diverse values, interests, and stakeholders ... More


Introduction: The Legend of Mary Ellen Wilson

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of child protection in the U.S. during the Gilded Age. It describes the case of Mary Ellen Wilson, a child ... More


What’s behind Animal Advocacy?

Kathy Rudy

in Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter reviews current philosophical approaches to animal advocacy by focusing on the competing methodologies of rights, utilitarianism, welfare, and animal studies. The first three methods ... More


The Imperative of Steady State Economics for Wild Animal Welfare

Brian Czech

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses how the process of economic growth leads to more habitat destruction and more inhumane treatment of wild animals. It considers two alternatives to growth: economic degrowth and ... More


Conclusion: From Cruelty to Child Welfare

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of child protection in the U.S. during the Gilded Age. It discusses the evolution of anticruelty efforts from animal and child ... More


Talking about Bushmeat

Dale Peterson

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bushmeat commerce currently removes as much as five million metric tons of wild animal biomass per year from the Congo Basin ecosystem—an amount that is completely unsustainable. It also threatens ... More


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