Animals and Ethics 101

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Want to know more about animal rights? Animals & Ethics 101 has you covered. The textbook is a great critical thinking exercise for philosophy students and must-read for those studying veterinary science.

Animals and Ethics 101

Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights is a simple guide to the moral and immoral treatment of animals. In just 126 pages, the book provides an overview of the most recent, pressing debates about animal rights. When animal lovers and advocates protest certain policies, what are they really standing up for? How do we protect animals while meeting our own needs as humans? What is the extent of our moral obligation to animals? Animals & Ethics 101 helps philosophers, veterinarians, scientists, students, and advocates alike ponder some of these serious questions about our pets and our wildlife. It will also help these players to strengthen their arguments around animal treatment with reason. Plus, it covers lots of ground, from the individual level to the global community.

First, Animals & Ethics 101 introduces the topics of ethics and logic. In this introduction, the book explains how these will be applied to ethical practices in animal care and wildlife treatment. Then, chapter two addresses animal minds. Chapters three and four explain the defense of animals and defense of animal use, respectively. The next three chapters get more specific, exploring the wearing and eating of animals, experimenting on animals, and pets, zoos, and hunting. Finally, chapter eight include information about animal activism.

About the Author of Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights

Nathan Nobis earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Rochester in 2005. Then, he became a an adjunct professors of animal studies at Humane Society University in Washington, D.C. He now teaches philosophy and community health and preventive medicine at Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine, respectively. Additionally, he teaches courses and publishes articles on a range of topics, including bioethics, animal ethics, ethical theory, and other philosophical topics. In addition to Animals & Ethics 101, he is the author of Thinking Critically About Abortion and Personal Finance for Adults.

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