The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement
"Francione cogently argues that the Animal Liberation Movement, though using rights rhetoric and espousing the eradication of animal exploitation, actually represents a new, self-defeating welfarism because its tactics embody the animal welfare position. Consequently, the plight of animals is worse than it was twenty years ago." Choice "[A] must-read for those teaching animal ethics and for any laboratory animal specialist wanting to obtain a deeper understanding of the Animal Rights Movement." Lab Animal "Gary Francione's work is both refined and exhaustively documented. [He] makes a strong case for viewing the animal rights position as both realistic and practical.... This is, in itself, a major contribution to the literature and one that will change the course of debate over animals." Michael Fox, Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Faculty of Arts
Gary L. Francione is Professor of Law and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach Scholar of Law at Rutgers University Law School, Newark. He is the co-director of the Rutgers Animal Rights Law Center and the author of Animals, Property, and the Law (Temple).
Acknowledgments Introduction: Animal Rights and Animal Welfare 1. Animal Rights: The Rejection of Instrumentalism 2. The New Welfarists 3. The Philosophical and Historical Origins of New Welfarism 4. The Results of New Welfarism: The "Animal Confusion" Movement 5. The Empirical and Structural Defects of Animal Welfare Theory 6. Is Animal Rights a "Utopian" Theory? 7. Rights Theory: An Incremental Approach Conclusion Postscript: Marching Backwards Notes Index