Do animals have moral rights? If so, which ones? How does this affect our thinking about agriculture and experimentation? If animals have moral rights, should they be protected by law? These are some of the questions addressed in this collection, which contains more than 30 papers spanning nearly 40 years of debates about animal rights. It includes work by leading advocates of animal rights both in philosophy and law, as well as contributions by those resolutely opposed to the very idea of animal rights. A substantial Introduction surveys key arguments in the area and puts the papers in context.



part 1|66 pages

Arguments in Favour of Animal Rights

chapter 1|14 pages

All Animals Are Equal

ByPeter Singer

chapter 2|14 pages

The Case for Animal Rights

ByTom Regan

chapter 3|26 pages

The Rights of the Nonhuman World

ByMary Anne Warren

chapter 4|10 pages

Why Animals Have a Right to Liberty

ByJames Rachels

part 2|205 pages

Critical Views on Animal Rights – and Some Responses

chapter 5|4 pages

Animal Rights

ByR. G. Frey

chapter 6|5 pages

Animal Rights: A Reply To Frey

ByDale Jamieson, Tom Regan

chapter 7|32 pages

Moral Rights and Animals

ByH. J. McCloskey

chapter 9|24 pages

Animal Rights Revisited

ByJan Narveson

chapter 10|16 pages

Inherent Value and Moral Rights

ByPaul W. Taylor

chapter 11|12 pages

Animal Liberation or Animal Rights?

ByPeter Singer

chapter 13|26 pages

Animal Rights and Feminist Theory

ByJosephine Donovan

chapter 15|16 pages

Animal Rights and Social Relations

ByTed Benton

chapter 16|27 pages

Doing Right By Our Animal Companions *

ByKeith Burgess-Jackson

part 3|124 pages

Animal Rights and Human Uses

chapter 17|15 pages

Eating Meat and Eating People

ByCora Diamond

chapter 18|20 pages

Utilitarianism, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights

ByTom Regan

chapter 19|9 pages

Social Ethics, Animal Rights, and Agriculture

ByBernard E. Rollin

chapter 20|6 pages

The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research

ByCarl Cohen

chapter 22|5 pages

Discussion Article

ByNeil Levy

chapter 24|12 pages

The Ethics of Animal Research: What Are the Prospects for Agreement?

ByDavid Degrazia

chapter 25|16 pages

Commentary Zoos and the Rights of Animals

ByDonald G. Lindburg

part 4|131 pages

Political and Legal Rights for Animals

chapter 26|25 pages

Human Duties and Animal Rights

ByJoel Feinberg

chapter 27|20 pages

Taking Sentience Seriously *

ByGary L. Francione

chapter 28|19 pages

Animals As Objects, or Subjects, of Rights

ByRichard A. Epstein

chapter 30|21 pages

A Great Shout: Legal Rights for Great Apes

BySteven M. Wise

chapter 31|29 pages

Simian Sovereignty

ByRobert E. Goodin, Carole Pateman, Roy Pateman