Animal Rights

Animal Rights

by Lisa Yount




From a beloved household pet to a laboratory mouse, animals have many roles in contemporary society. Increasingly, people are examining the ways in which animals are treated, causing many to ask fundamental questions about the rights of animals. The subject of animal rights means different things to different people. For some, it merely represents an attempt to improve the conditions of animals used for clothing, food, and other products. For others, animal rights means granting the same legal rights to animals that are afforded humans. In this thoroughly revised edition of Animal Rights, author Lisa Yount explores the issues of animal experimentation, conditions on factory farms, laboratory animals, animals in entertainment, hunting, and the actions of those involved in the animal rights debate. Documents such as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and contemporary court cases such as Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Glickman are included. These documents provide both past and present perspectives surrounding the issue and plot a course for future debate about animal rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816050277
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: Library in a Book Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Overview of the Topic
Issues in Animal Welfare and Animal Rights     3
The Law and Animal Rights     85
Chronology     119
Biographical Listing     141
Glossary     151
Guide to Further Research
How to Research Animal Rights Issues     163
Annotated Bibliography     180
Organizations and Agencies     240
Animal Welfare Act, 1970     269
Endangered Species Act, 1973     278
Animal Legal Defense Fund V. Glickman I, 154 F.3d 426, 1998     288
Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Glickman II, 204 F.3d 229, 2000     300
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (PL 102-346), 2006     307
Tables and Graphs     310
Index     316

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