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Empty Cages Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights
978-0-7425-4993-7 • Paperback
July 2005 • $21.95 • (£13.95)
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978-0-7425-7821-0 • eBook
July 2005 • $18.99 • (£11.95)

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By Tom Regan
Foreword by Jeffery Moussaieff Masson
 
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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This shocking expose dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates portrayed by the media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of human treatment favored by animal exploiters, and explain why exisiting laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.
Tom Regan's Empty Cages is a powerful call for justice on one of the most urgent issues human society faces. Calmly, lucidly, he asks readers to confront the miserable conditions we have inflicted on animals—not only in the familiar cases of factory farming, product testing, and hunting, but in less well-documented areas such as greyhound racing and circus performance. Answering the charge that advocates for animal rights are crazy extremists, he shows convincingly that they are, instead, thoughtful people who follow an argument to its logical conclusion. The reader has three choices: find a flaw in the argument, work for change, or throw the book away and try to forget it. The indelible force of Regan's argument makes the third course very difficult..
Martha C. Nussbaum


Empty Cages will do for the animal rights movement what Silent Spring did for the environmental movement.....
Howard Lyman


If you are only going to read one book about animal rights, this is the one to read.
Ray Greek, M.D.


Tom Regan delivers a searing indictment of the way we treat animals in the world we have made for ourselves, and presents a trenchant case that animals have or should have rights in the same way that human beings have.....
J. M. Coetzee


The book you are holding in your hands is, in my estimation, the single best introduction to the topic of animal rights ever written.....
Jeffery Moussaieff Masson


 
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