Animal Protectionism

Animal Protectionism

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Animal protectionism is a position within the animal rights movement that favors incremental change in pursuit of non-human animal interests. It is contrasted with abolitionism, the position that human beings have no moral right to use animals, and ought to have no legal right, no matter how the animals are treated. Animal protectionists agree with abolitionists that the animal welfare model of animal protection-whereby animals may be used as food, clothing, entertainment and in experiments so long as there is no unnecessary suffering-has failed ethically and politically, but argue that its philosophy can be reformulated. Robert Garner of the University of Leicester, a leading academic protectionist, argues that animal use may in some circumstances be justified, though it should be better regulated, and that the pursuit of better treatment and incremental change is consistent with holding an abolitionist ideology. Gary Francione, professor of law at Rutgers School of Law-Newark and a leading abolitionist, calls this approach "new welfarism."show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136549948
  • 9786136549941