Journals Higher Education

$29.95

Hardcover

17 July 2009

224 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195379778


Bookseller Code (01)

Why Animal Suffering Matters

Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Andrew Linzey

In this superbly argued and deeply engaging book, Andrew Linzey not only shows that animals can and do suffer but also that many of the justifications for inflicting animal suffering in fact provide grounds for protecting them. Linzey further shows that the arguments in favor of three controversial practices--hunting with dogs, fur farming, and commercial sealing--cannot withstand rational critique. He considers the economic, legal, and political issues surrounding each of these practices, and shows that they are rationally unsupportable and morally repugnant.

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