Animal Rights and Wrongs

Animal Rights and Wrongs

Author
Roger Scruton
Details
Hardback, Metro Publishing
ISBN
9781900512817
Date Published
Feb 2000
Price:
£12.99
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Synopsis
Do animals have rights? In not, do we have duties towards them? These and a myriad of other issues are discussed in this brilliantly argued book of Animal Rights and Wrongs. Why are animal-rights groups so keen to protect the rights of badgers and foxes but not of rats or mice or even humans? How can we bridge the growing gap between rural producers and urban consumers? Why is raising animals for fur more heinous than raising them for their meat? Are we as human beings driving other species either to extinction or to a state of dependency? With chapters on livestock, fishing and BSE plus a layman's introduction to philosophical concepts this book presents a radical response to the defenders of animal rights, and a challenge to those who think that because they are kind to their pets, they are therefore good news for animals.

About The Author
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. Formerly a professor at Birkbeck College, London, and Boston University, Massachusetts, he now lives as a freelance writer in Wilshire.