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  1. Free-Riders in the Nonprofit Industrial Complex: The Problem of Flexitarianism

  2. Canine Rescue as a Social Movement: The Politics of Love

  3. At Both Ends of the Leash: Preventing Service-Dog Oppression Through the Practice of Dyadic-Belonging

    There is a growing interest in the “use” of service-dogs to enable people with disabilities to navigate the world more independently in North American culture. On the surface, while this may appear to be progress, the question remains, for whom? While there is evidence that the...

  4. Using Focus Groups to Explore Public Perceptions of Legal Rights for Animals

    A robust debate regarding the ideal legal status of nonhuman animals has been taking place for some time among legal scholars, philosophers, animal scientists, social scientists, and humanists. Significantly less attention has been paid, however, to exploring how members of the public...

  5. “Animals Like Us”: Identifying with Nonhuman Animals and Support for Nonhuman Animal Rights

    While anthropomorphizing nonhuman animals has been shown to increase identification with them and, by extension, concern for their wellbeing, little research has directly tested whether identifying with nonhuman animals is similarly associated with concern for their wellbeing. We tested...

  6. Anthropomorphizing Dogs: Projecting One's Own Personality and Consequences for Supporting Animal Rights

    The purpose of this paper was twofold: First, to test if people project their own personality traits onto dogs, and second, to examine if considering the psychological state of dogs increases support for animal rights more broadly. In studies 1 and 2, participants read descriptions of dog...

  7. Djurturism - moraliskt rätt?

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    Det här examensarbetet är en litteraturstudie med syftet att undersöka ifall djurturism är moraliskt rätt samt att informera läsaren om den bristfälliga kunskapen angående djurturism. Teoridelen består av förhållandet mellan...

  8. Lämpöni, lempeni - animal portraits : Portraits of homeless animals

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    The topic of the thesis is former homeless animals and their personalities depicted by the means of portraiture. In the thesis also the depiction of animals in different periods of art and the development of human-animal relationship seen during them. The premise of the thesis is homeless...

  9. Speak Softly or Carry a Big Stick?: Comparing the Approaches of The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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    My thesis explores the varying methods that animal protection groups use to achieve their goal of increased protection for animals. In particular, I compare, contrast, and critique the approaches of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

  10. Political conservatism and the exploitation of nonhuman animals: An application of system justification theory: GPIR GPIR

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

    Journal Articles

  12. Tom Regan: A Visionary Changing the World

    Journal Articles

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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....

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

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