Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals

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Hachette+ORM, 8. 7. 2014 - Počet stran: 382
The scholar and author of An American Trilogy makes the case to establish legal rights for chimpanzees and bonobos.
 
Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this witty, moving, persuasive, and impeccably researched argument, Wise demonstrates that the cognitive, emotional, and social capacities of these apes entitle them to freedom from imprisonment and abuse.
 
“The animals’ Magna Carta.” —Jane Goodall, from the Foreword
 
“This is an impassioned, fascinating, and in many ways startling book.” —Cass Sunstein, New York Times Book Review
 
“One of those rare books that are deeply troubling in the best sense of the word, intellectually and ethically.” —Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
 
“Path-breaking…Every lawyer, every judge, and every legislator should read this book.” —Peter Singer, Princeton University
 
“Documenting the treatment of our close primate cousins, which are routinely kidnapped for biomedical research, slaughtered for their meat and caged in roadside zoos, Wise notes that chimpanzees and bonobos are nearing annihilation . . . . This impassioned, closely argued brief presents a formidable challenge to the treatment of animals perpetrated by agribusiness, scientific research, the pharmaceutical industry, hunters, live-animal traders and others. It’s a clarion call for rethinking the animal-human relationship.” —Publishers Weekly
 

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A potentially historic work on the legal case for animal rights that shoots itself in the paw with shrill terms and tactics. Wise, who teaches animal-rights law at Harvard Law School and elsewhere, is ... Přečíst celou recenzi

Obsah

1 The Problem with Being a Thing
1
2 Trapped in a Universe That No Longer Exists
9
3 The Legal Thinghood of Nonhuman Animals
23
4 Border Crossings
35
5 What Are Legal Rights?
49
6 Liberty and Equality
63
7 The Common Law
89
8 Consciousness Taxonomy and Minds
119
9 Seasons of the Mind
163
10 Chimpanzee and Bonobo Minds
179
11 Bending Toward Justice
239
Other Cages Other Peaks
267
Notes
271
About the Author
339
Index
341
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Steven M. Wise, J.D., has practiced animal law for over twenty years and has taught at the Harvard, Vermont, and John Marshall law schools. He is President of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, which he founded in 1995. The author of Rattling the Cage, praised by Cass Sunstein as "an impassioned, fascinating, and in many ways startling book" (New York Times Book Review), and Drawing the Line, which Nature called "provocative and disturbing," he has been profiled nationally by such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time magazine.

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