Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, activism, and the quest for common ground

Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, activism, and the quest for common ground

By: Lisa A. Kemmerer (editor)Paperback

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Contemporary Earth and animal activists rarely collaborate, perhaps because environmentalists focus on species and ecosystems, while animal advocates look to the individual, and neither seems to have much respect for the other. This diverse collection of essays highlights common ground between earth and animal advocates, most notably the protection of wildlife and personal dietary choice. If earth and animal advocates move beyond philosophical differences and resultant divergent priorities, turning attention to shared goals, both will be more effective - and both animals and the environment will benefit. Given the undeniable seriousness of the environmental problems that we face, including climate change and species extinction, it is essential that activists join forces. Drawing on a wide range of issues and disciplines, ranging from wildlife management, hunting, and the work of NGOs to ethics, ecofeminism, religion and animal welfare, this volume provides a stimulating collection of ideas and challenges for anyone else who cares about the environment or animals.

About Author

Lisa Kemmerer is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Montana State University, Billings, USA. She is the author or editor of a number of books on animal ethics, ecofeminism, animals and religion, and the environment.


Introduction Lisa Kemmerer Part 1: Establishing and Exploring Common Ground A. Foundations: Theoretical Connections Poem: The Pika and the Desert Boot Randall Gloege 1. Conflict and Accord: A Critical Review of Relations between Earth and Animal Advocacy Lisa Kemmerer and Daniel Kirjner 2. Beyond Intersectionality to Total Liberation Carol L. Glasser 3. Earthlings Seeking Justice: Integrity, Consistency, and Collaboration Carrie P. Freeman 4. Caring for Earth and Her Creatures Josephine Donovan B. Common Ground: Wildlife an Wilderness Poem: Bison Sculptures Cara Chamberlain 5. Activism and Asian Wisdom: Oneness, Interdependence, Harmony Lisa Kemmerer 6. Hunting Delusions Lisa Kemmerer 7. Essential Elements for Elephants: Problems and Solutions Valerie J. Chalcraft 8. Trapped: Individuals, Species, and Ecosystems at Risk Lisa Kemmerer and Anja Heister 9. Seeing is Believing: Nature Films in a Patriarchal Culture Melanie J. Martin C. Common Ground: Dietary Choice Poem: The Cicada Killer Bernard Quetchenbach 10. So You Want to Stop Devouring Ecosystems? Do the Math! John M. Halley 11. A Fishy Business Lisa Kemmerer and Bethany Dopp 12. Farm Gone Factory: Industrial Animal Agriculture, Animal Welfare, and the Environment Chris Hunt 13. Eating Ecosystems Lisa Kemmerer D. Common Ground: Raising Questions, Pondering Connections Poem: Laridae Cara Chamberlain 14. The Many and the One Randall Gloege 15. A Better Balance for Wildlife: Conservation Research and Animal Activism Jon E. Swenson 16. Plague Bernard Quetchenbach 17. The Morning of the World Cara Chamberlain Part 2: Politics, Organized Activism, and Personal Encounters A: Foundations: Community and Politics Poem: Breathtaking Bit of Being Lisa Kemmerer 18. Enforcing Human Rights for People, Animals, and the Planet Debra Erenberg 19. Recipe for Cooperation: Omniocracy and the Definitional Good Charlotte Laws 20. Deeper than Numbers: Consumers, Cows, and Condoms Lisa Kemmerer, Daniel Kirjner, Jennifer Gross and Nathan Baillet B. Bringing Change: Activists and NGOs Poem: An Absurd Design Randall Gloege 21. Hunting for a Trophy Hunting Ethic: Big Bears and Little Men (with Big Guns) Chris Darimont, Chris Genovali, Christina Service and Paul Paquet 22. Camp Uganda Haida Bolton 23. Preserving Earth is Protecting Animals Phaik Kee Lim C. Bringing Change: Personal Encounters and Reflections Poem: Goldeneye, Vole Tami Haaland 24. Keeping Caged Animals, Keepings Secrets: Working as a Zoo Keeper Bethany Dopp 25. Intersections: Activism and the Natural Sciences Xylem T. Galadhon 26. Ecology, Food and Holistic Politics Deric Shannon

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  • ISBN13: 9781138825888
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9781138825888
  • weight: 546
  • ISBN10: 1138825883

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