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The Resource The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age, Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age, Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce

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The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age
Title
The animals' agenda
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freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age
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Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Explore the real-world experiences of five categories of animals, beginning with those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice--chickens, pigs, and cows in industrial food systems--as well as animals used in testing and research, including mice, rats, cats, dogs, and chimpanzees. Next, Bekoff and Pierce consider animals for whom losses of freedoms are more ambiguous and controversial, namely, individuals held in zoos and aquaria and those kept as companions. Finally, they reveal the unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities and argue for a more compassionate approach to conservation. In each case, scientific studies combine with stories of individual animals to bring readers face-to-face with the wonder of our fellow beings, as well as the suffering they endure and the major paradigm shift that is needed to truly ensure their well-being"--Inside jacket
  • A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf Every day we are learning new and surprising facts about just how intelligent and emotional animals are-did you know rats like to play and laugh, and also display empathy, and the ears and noses of cows tell us how they're feeling' At times, we humans translate that knowledge into compassion for other animals; think of the public outcry against the fates of Cecil the lion or the captive gorilla Harambe. But on the whole, our growing understanding of what animals feel is not resulting in more respectful treatment of them. Renowned animal-behavior expert Marc Bekoff and leading bioethicist Jessica Pierce explore the real-world experiences of five categories of animals, beginning with those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice-chickens, pigs, and cows in industrial food systems-as well as animals used in testing and research, including mice, rats, cats, dogs, and chimpanzees. Next, Bekoff and Pierce consider animals for whom losses of freedoms are more ambiguous and controversial, namely, individuals held in zoos and aquaria and those kept as companions. Finally, they reveal the unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities and argue for a more compassionate approach to conservation. In each case, scientific studies combine with stories of individual animals to bring readers face-to-face with the wonder of our fellow beings, as well as the suffering they endure and the major paradigm shift that is needed to truly ensure their well-being. The Animals' Agenda will educate and inspire people to rethink how we affect other animals, and how we can evolve toward more peaceful and less violent ways of interacting with our animal kin in an increasingly human-dominated world. -- Provided by publisher
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Bekoff, Marc
Dewey number
179/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HV4708
LC item number
.B435 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1965-
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Pierce, Jessica
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  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Liberty
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Liberty
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The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age, Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age -- Can science save animals? -- The animals whom we eat -- Fat rats and lab cats -- Zooed animals -- Captive and companion -- Born to be wild? -- Coexistence in the Anthropocene and beyond: compassion and justice for all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780807045206
Lccn
2016021745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn960166576
  • (OCoLC)960166576
Label
The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age, Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age -- Can science save animals? -- The animals whom we eat -- Fat rats and lab cats -- Zooed animals -- Captive and companion -- Born to be wild? -- Coexistence in the Anthropocene and beyond: compassion and justice for all
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9780807045206
Lccn
2016021745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn960166576
  • (OCoLC)960166576

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