Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation
A 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. In this collection, Francione advances the most radical theory of animal rights to date. 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.
adds greatly to the understanding of both the ethical thinking about human and nonhuman animals and the campaigning and claims-making that occurs on behalf of animals.
Foreword by Gary Steiner
Introduction: The Abolition of Animal Use Versus the Regulation of Animal Treatment
Chapter 1. Animals -- Property or Persons?
Chapter 2. Reflections on Animals, Property, and the Law and Rain Without Thunder
Chapter 3. Taking Sentience Seriously
Chapter 4. Equal Consideration and the Interest of Nonhuman Animals in Continued Existence: A Response to Professor Sunstein
Chapter 5. The Use of Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research: Necessity and Justification
Chapter 6. Ecofeminism and Animal Rights: A Review of Beyond Animal Rights: A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of Animals
Chapter 7. Comparable Harm and Equal Inherent Value: The Problem of the Dog in the Lifeboat
Reference Guide to Selected Topics