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One Hundred Books About Animal Rights. What are Animal Rights?

Animal rights, also referred to as animal liberation, is the idea that the most basic interests of non-human animals should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings Advocates approach the issue from different philosophical positions, but agree that animals should be viewed as non-human persons and members of the moral community, and should not be used as food, clothing, research subjects, or entertainment They argue that human beings should stop seeing other sentient beings as property—not even as property to be treated kindly

The idea of awarding rights to animals has the support of legal scholars such as Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, while Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby argued in 2008 that the movement had reached the stage the gay rights movement was at 25 years earlier. Animal law is taught in 119 out of 180 law schools in the United States, in eight law schools in Canada, and is routinely covered in universities in philosophy or applied ethics courses.

thanks to wiki for above

Books below are from Amazon. The list is a bit dated as I researched it some years ago now

One Hundred Books About Animal Rights
 In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave (Paperback – Sep 2, 2005)
Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism  Mark Hawthorne (Paperback – Dec 20, 2007)
The Case for Animal Rights Tom Regan (Paperback – Sep 17, 2004)
I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA -I Am An Animal-Story of Ingrid Newkirk & Peta (DVD)
Animal Rights & Human Morality Bernard E. Rollin (Paperback – Sep 30, 2006)
Animals: Friend or Food? Jason Young (DVD)
Making A Killing: The Political Economy of Animal Rights -Bob Torres (Paperback – Nov 1, 2007)
 Why Animals Matter: The Case for Animal Protection –  Erin E. Williams, Margo Demello (Paperback – Aug 9, 2007)
Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money – Erik Marcus (Paperback – Jul 15, 2005)
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) – David DeGrazia (Paperback – May 16, 2002
Death on a Factory Farm – Tom Simon (DVD)
Animal Rights & Human Morality -Bernard E. Rollin (Paperback – Sep 30, 2006)
The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint – Ph.D. Marc Bekoff (Paperback – Feb 9, 2010)
Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of AnimalsAnthony J. Nocella II, Steven Best Ph.D. (Paperback – Jun 1, 2004)
Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism -Mark Hawthorne (Paperback – Dec 20, 2007)
Animal Equality : Language and Liberation -Joan Dunayer (Hardcover – May 2001)
Some older titles below

BOOKS ON CIRCUSES, RODEOS, AND ZOOS

  • The Rose-Tinted Menagerie“, William Johnson, PETA (op. cit.), $16.50. Describes behind-the-scenes action in circuses, aquariums, and zoos.
  • “Animals in Circuses and Zoos–Chiron’s World?”, Marthe Kiley-Worthington, Little Eco Farms Publishing, Basildon, UK. Investigation into the treatment of animals by zoos and circuses. [1990]
  • The Last Great Wild Beast Show“, Bill Jordan and Stefan Ormrod, Constable Publishers, London. How animals are snatched from the wild to be shipped to zoos worldwide. [1978]
  • Beyond the Bars“, Virginia McKenna, William Travers, Jonathan Wray (eds.), Thorsons Publishers, Wellingborough, UK. The immorality of animal captivity. [1987]

BOOKS ON DIET ETHICS

  • Diet for a New America“, John Robbins, PETA (op. cit.), $12.50 post-paid. Examines problems with animal-based food systems with solutions, info on the link between diet and disease.
  • Compassion: The Ultimate Ethic”, V. Moran, American Vegan Society, NJ, USA. Exploration of veganism: its roots in eastern and western philosophy. [1991]
  • Food: Need, Greed and Myopia“, G. Yates, Earthright, Ryton UK. World food problem seen from a vegetarian/vegan standpoint. [1986]
  • Radical Vegetarianism“, Mark Braunstein, Panjandrum Books, Los Angeles. [1983]

BOOKS ON LABORATORY ANIMALS AND PRODUCT TESTING

BOOKS ON ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND FACTORY FARMING

  • Animal Factories”, Jim Mason and Peter Singer, AAVS, 801 Old York Rd, Suite 204, Jenkintown, PA 19046-1685, $12.95. Facts and photos on farms that mass produce animals for meat, milk, and eggs. [1980, 1990]
  • Factory Farming: The Experiment That Failed“, Animal Welfare Institute, P.O. Box 3650, Washington, DC 20007. Fact-packed indictment of factory-farming on welfare and economic grounds. [1988]
  • Waste of the West: Public Lands Ranching“, Lynn Jacobs, P.O. Box 5784, Tucson, AZ 85703.
  • “Do Hens Suffer in Battery Cages?”, Michael Appleby, The Athene Trust, 5a Charles St, Petersfield, Hants GU32 3EH. Scientific evidence of hen suffering. [1991]
  • Alternative to Factory Farming“, Paul Carnell, Earth Resources Research Publishers, London. Factory farming challenged on economic grounds. [1983]
  • Chicken and Egg: Who pays the price?”, Clare Druce, Green Print Publishers, London. A criticism of the poultry industry. [1989]
  • Taking Stock: Animal Farming and The Environment“, Alan Durning and Holly Brough, Worldwatch Paper 103, WorldWatch Institute, 1776 Mass. Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1904. The environmental cost of animal farming. [1991]
  • Assault and Battery“, Mark Gold, Pluton Publishers, London. Effects of farming on animals, humans and the environment. [1983]
  • Animal Machines“, Ruth Harrison, Vincent Stuart Publishers, London. The first book on factory farming. [1964]
  • Facts about Furs“, G. Nilsson, et. al., Animal Welfare Institute, (op. cit.). On fur-farming and trapping. [1980]
  • Pulling the Wool“, Christine Townend, Hale and Ironmonger Publishers, Sydney, Australia. The Australian wool and sheep industry. [1985]

BOOKS ON ANIMAL RIGHTS & RELIGION

BOOKS ON ANIMAL RIGHTS PHILOSOPHY

BOOKS ON ANIMAL RIGHTS LEGISLATION

  • Animals and their Legal Rights“, The Animal Welfare Institute, Washington D.C. [1990]
  • Animal Rights, Human Wrongs“, S. Jenkins, Lennard Publishings, Harpenden, UK. An RSPCA officer’s experiences demonstrate the lack of adequate animal legislation. [1992]
  • “Up against the Law”, J. J. Roberts, Arc Print, London. 1986 Public Order Act and its implications for Animal Rights protests. [1987]
  • Animals and Cruelty and Law“, Noel Sweeney, Alibi, Bristol UK. A practicing barrister argues for Animal Rights from the legal standpoint. [1990]

BOOKS ON ANIMAL RIGHTS HISTORY

BOOKS ON WILDLIFE

  • The Politics of Extinction”, L. Regenstein, Collier-Macmillan, London. Classic denunciation of the wildlife carnage. [1975]
  • “Wildlife and the Atom”, L. Veal, London Greenpeace, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX, UK. The use of animals by the nuclear industry. [1983]

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