Putting Humans First passionately argues for the primacy of human life in the natural world and the corresponding justice of humans making use of animals; it disputes the concept of "animal rights" and "animal liberation." It shows human beings to be very much a part of nature (though not, ordinarily, of the wilds), which, given their nature, they not only may but ought to put to their best use.
Tibor R. Machan is currently R. C. Hoiles Professor of Business Ethics & Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, Orange, CA, and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Chapter 1 A Case for Animal Rights? Chapter 2 The Case for Specieism Chapter 3 A Sound Environmentalism Chapter 4 Putting Humans First