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Book Title: Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?|
The author of the book: Gary L. Francione
Edition: Temple University Press
The size of the: 473 KB
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Date of issue: September 5th 2000
ISBN 13: 9781566396929
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.3
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Well, I guess have to give this book 5 stars because the information and philosophy contained in the book is so worthy and is an important addition to the subject of animal rights.
I almost didn’t give it 5 stars though because:
It was a bit of a slog to read, which is a shame because the material is so important. These philosophers are so interesting to hear in lectures or to participate in discussions with them individually or in a group setting, but for reading, their language is dense and dry and not particularly entertaining to read.
I don’t think this author is presenting as unique a philosophy as he claims. I’d already come to the conclusion he promotes: that animals should not be considered property of humans and that as long as they are property there will be no true animal liberation/animal rights. I’m not that brilliant a thinker and I know it’s not just my own interpretation or extrapolation of other animal rights proponents’ writings that led me to that conclusion. It irked me how this author continually put down other thinkers in the field and made himself out to be so unique. It’s just not so. What he has to say is a good addition to the genre but not wholly original at all.
The animals as property issue and the history of philosophy/philosophers’ opinions about animals I did find interesting, although it would have been even more fascinating had the writing been better.
I’m so sick of animal rights advocates putting down other animal rights advocates; there’s so few of us to begin with. No, this author is not consistent either, as some have claimed. He seemed a tad iffy about sentience, making use of medical research gained by animal use/abuse, and issues surrounding companion animals.
One thing that really heartened me was the review of philosophy and seeing how far we’ve come (well how far most of us have come) in our attitudes to animals and their rights. It gave me a bit of hope that maybe most/some of us really will go the rest of the way in our thinking. Unfortunately, I do know a few people who are stuck back a few centuries ago, but I still felt hope from reading this book.
However, the thesis in this book makes perfect sense to me, and I’m glad the material in the book is available. I agree with almost everything the author states, and it’s a worthy addition to animal rights literature. There are a few other books I think are more accessible and that I liked even better, but I’m so glad this book is out there. If readers don’t want to push themselves to read the entire book, in the appendix there’s a 20 questions with answers that is a good introduction to the animal rights theory that’s presented in the book.
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Read information about the authorA prominent and respected philosopher of animal rights law and ethical theory, Gary L. Francione is known for his criticism of animal welfare laws and regulations, his abolitionist theory of animal rights, and his promotion of veganism and nonviolence as the baseline principles of the abolitionist movement. Unlike Peter Singer, Francione maintains that we cannot morally justify using animals under any circumstances, and unlike Tom Regan, Francione's theory applies to all sentient beings, not only to those who have more sophisticated cognitive abilities.
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