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Animals, Equality and Democracy.

O'Sullivan, Siobhan

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ISBN 10: 0230243878 / ISBN 13: 9780230243873
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2011
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Titel: Animals, Equality and Democracy.

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:As New

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Animal welfare laws for hens in petting zoos are more comprehensive than laws for broiler hens raised for meat. Seem strange? In Animals, Equality and Democracy Siobhan O'Sullivan exposes inconsistencies in animal protection laws that favour the most popular, best known nonhuman animals. She also shows that protections vary depending on how we want to make use of a particular animal, with the most visible animals receiving the strongest level of protection. She argues that contemporary animal welfare laws make the lives of animals akin to a lottery. O'Sullivan calls this the 'internal inconsistency' and argues that animal protection inequalities offend fundamental liberal democratic values. She argues that this is a justice issue and proposes that both human-animal studies scholars, and animal advocates, turn their attention to the internal inconsistency as a pressing matter of social justice.

This book looks at animal protection problems from the perspective of political studies. This is a unique approach with very few political scientists engaging with contemporary animal protection issues.

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Animals, Equality and Democracy Animals, Equality and Democracy examines the structure of animal protection legislation and finds that it is deeply inequitable, with a tendency to favour those animals the community is most likely to see and engage with. Siobhan O'Sullivan argues that these inequities violate fundamental principle of justice and transparency. Full description

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