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  1. Evidence of Sexism and Male Privilege in the Animal Liberation/Rights Movement

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  2. Tom Regan: A Visionary Changing the World

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  3. Animal Rights and Incredulous Stares

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    I propose an analogy between the thesis that animals have rights and David Lewis's commitment to modal realism. I argue that just as Lewis received incredulous stares that seem to justify rejecting his metaphysical hypothesis, so the thesis that animals have rights can be reasonably...

  4. Review of Engel's and Comstocks The Moral Rights of Animals

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    A brief review of Engel's and Comstock's The Moral Rights of Animals.

  5. Are Illegal Direct Actions by Animal Rights Activists Ethically Vigilante?

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    Constructed as terrorist, illegal direct actions by animal rights activists have become the subject of draconian law enforcement measures in the US and UK. Some scholars respond to this phenomenon by interpreting such actions to protect vulnerable animals not as terrorist but civilly...

  6. Xenotransplantation, Subsistence Hunting and the Pursuit of Health: Lessons for Animal Rights-Based Vegan Advocacy

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    I argue that, contrary to what Tom Regan suggests, his rights view implies that subsistence hunting is wrong, that is, killing animals for food is wrong even when they are the only available food source, since doing so violates animal rights. We can see that subsistence hunting is wrong on...

  7. Demystifying Animal Rights

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    According to the mysteriousness objection, moral rights are wholly mysterious, metaphysically suspect entities. Given their unexplained character and dubious metaphysical status, the objection goes, we should be ontologically parsimonious and deny that such entities exist. I defend Tom...

  8. Harming (Respectfully) Some to Benefit Others: Animal Rights and the Moral Imperative of Trap-Neuter-Release Programs

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    Because spaying/neutering animals involves the harming of some animals in order to prevent harm to others, some ethicists, like David Boonin, argue that the philosophy of animal rights is committed to the view that spaying/neutering animals violates the respect principle and that Trap Neuter...

  9. Nozick's Libertarian Critique of Regan

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    Robert Nozick’s oft-quoted review of Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights levels a range of challenges to Regan’s philosophy. Many commentators have focussed on Nozick’s putative defence of speciesism, but this has led to them overlooking other aspects of the critique....

  10. Reflections on Tom Regan and the Animal Rights Movement That Once Was

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  11. Snared: Ethics and Nature in Animal Protection

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  12. A Dubious Grail: Seeking Tort Law Expansion and Limited Personhood as Stepping Stones toward Abolishing Animals' Property Status

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    Some grails are sought one piece at a time. The holy grail for many animal rights activists is abolishing animals' property status. This is an ambition befitting mythical grail status in its level of difficulty given current societal mores and values. It is too inconsistent with our...

  13. Review of The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

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    Andy Lamey reviews The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat. Lamey analyzes the arguments presented in the book and offers insightful concurrence with authors

  14. Review of Animals and African Ethics

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    This article is a book review of the book Animals and African Ethics by Kai Horsthemke. I argue this is a brilliant book that gives a clear overview of how Africans see animals. However, I also contend that Horsthemke could have had a more charitable approach to African ideas and explore how an...

  15. PolĂ­ticas de controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses

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    Este trabalho de conclusão de curso traz a problemática do controle populacional de animais errantes e de zoonoses no Estado brasileiro sob o ponto de vista dos direitos dos animais. Inicialmente se estabelece que estes são sujeitos de direito, os quais devem ser considerados...

  16. The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry

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  17. Necroeconomics: Power, Ethics, and the Political Economy of Human-Animal Relations

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    This paper is an innovative addition to the ongoing debate about human-animal relations. It approaches the topic from the perspective of political economy rather than moral philosophy and seeks to provide an explanatory framework combining commodification of animals and death in the global...

  18. The "Right to Autonomous Agency" and the "Right to Exit/ Sever Relationships": Theorizing our Obligations to Companion Animals in a Post-Animal Rights World

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    This thesis expands on the model presented in Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis for how companion animals might be treated as co-citizens in a post-Animal Rights world. I will attempt to clarify the distinct political obligations owed to companion animals throughout their lifetimes...

  19. Animal Lovers, Bridge-Builders, and Supervising Watchdogs: Framing and Civil Society Construction by Japanese Pro-Animal Organizations in the Kansai and Tokyo Areas

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    Unlike their counterparts in Europe and America, the citizen organizations acting for the well-being of animals in Japan have not received scholarly attention. In this research, I explore the activities of twelve Japanese pro-animal organizations in Tokyo and Kansai area from the...

  20. Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports

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    The fact that horses play an essential role for equestrian sports raises rather specific ethical concerns. Questions like what should be morally permissible to do to (non-consenting) nonhumans for the sake of human interests become urgent. Is it not an example of (animal) rights violation to...