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Foxes in the Hen House: Animals, Agribusiness, and the Law: A Modern American Fable

David J. Wolfson and Mariann Sullivan

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/9780195305104.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the use of animals for food and the realities of farmed-animal law. It shows how farmed animals receive no effective legal protection in the U.S.A., and details how the law to ... More


Eating Meat and Eating People

Cora Diamond

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/9780195305104.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents commentaries on Peter Singer's approach to animal rights. It contends that Singer's attack on ‘speciesism’ mischaracterises the moral issues at stake and contends that if people ... More


The Big Solutions: Climate Change, Resource Cycles, and Diet

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Agrifood systems divert resources from biogeochemical cycles (e.g., carbon and nitrogen cycles) to produce food, with major negative effects, including global warming. Global warming is changing ... More


Thinking ahead

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Through Our Eyes Only?: The Search for Animal Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503200
eISBN:
9780191686474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503200.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with the most basic ideas of what is meant by thinking. It has to do with ‘working things out in the head’ and so one needs to devise some way of showing that this is what an ... More


The Animal on Your Plate: Farmers, Vegans, and Locavores

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/9780816674688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores the debate over the consumption of animals. The vast majority of our animal products come from “factory farms” or CAFOs (confined or concentrated animal feeding operations): ... More


The Role of Animal-Source Foods in Sustainable, Ethical, and Optimal Human Diets

Julia de Bruyn, Brigitte Bagnol, Hilary H. Chan, Delia Grace, Marisa E. V. Mitchell, Michael J. Nunn, Kate Wingett, Johanna T. Wong, and Robyn G. Alders

in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949501
eISBN:
9780197528907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Achieving sustainable, ethical food systems in support of human and planetary health is among the greatest challenges facing the global community. Globally, 815 million people are chronically ... More


Field and Farm

Anne Hardy

in Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198704973
eISBN:
9780191774058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1940s Britain’s veterinary community was alerted to the connections between animal and human Salmonella infections, through the medium of animal carriers. Such infections had previously been ... More


Human activities and disease transmission: the agriculture case

Jan Slingenbergh, Giuliano Cecchi, and Marjan Leneman

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The time is right to fight poverty, food insecurity and disease. The nexus of agriculture, development and health is presented, highlighting global health security threats of animal origin. Food and ... More


What Came Before The Sexual Politics of Meat: The Activist Roots of a Critical Theory

Carol J. Adams

in Species Matters: Humane Advocacy and Cultural Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152839
eISBN:
9780231526838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152839.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In this chapter, the author offers a detailed autobiographical account of her life as an activist to explore the complex, inevitable interrelatioships between community activism, feminist advocacy ... More


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