Described by Jeffrey Masson as 'the single best introduction to animal rights ever written,' this new book by Tom Regan dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates perpetrated by the mass media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of 'humane treatment' favored by animal exploiters, and explains why existing laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.
Tom Regan is emeritus professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The author of more than twenty books, he is universally recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. Among his most well-known works on animal rights are The Case for Animal Rights (1983), The Struggle for Animal Rights (1987), Defending Animal Rights (2001), and, with Carl Cohen, The Animal Rights Debate (2001).
Part 1 PROLOGUE: The Cat Part 2 PART I NORMAN ROCKWELL AMERICANS Chapter 3 Who Are You Animal Rights Advocates Anyway? Chapter 4 How Did You Get That Way? Part 5 PART II MORAL RIGHTS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY THEY MATTER Chapter 6 Human Rights Chapter 7 Animal Rights Part 8 PART III SAYING AND DOING Chapter 9 What We Learn from Alice Part 10 PART IV THE METAMORPHOSES Chapter 11 Turning Animals into Food Chapter 12 Turning Animals into Clothes Chapter 13 Turning Animals into Performers Chapter 14 Turning Animals into Competitors Chapter 15 Turning Animals into Tools Part 16 PART V MANY HANDS ON MANY OARS Chapter 17 "Yes . . . but . . ." Chapter 18 EPILOGUE The Cat