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Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Second Edition

by Edited by Marc Bekoff
Foreword by Jane Goodall

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November 2009

Greenwood

Pages 685
Volumes 2
Size 7x10
Topics Politics, Law, and Government/Law
Description

A landmark publishing achievement on the subject, the new edition of this acclaimed encyclopedia is expanded to two volumes, covering the full range of issues related to animal protection.

Expanded to two volumes, the comprehensively updated new edition, Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: Second Edition is an extraordinary publishing event. It remains the only reference to cover the entire scope of animal rights and welfare from a global interdisciplinary perspective, with an international team of contributors assembled by Marc Bekoff covering animal treatment issues in the United States, China, India, Kenya, Australia, and many other nations.

With a focused emphasis on fairness and justice for animals evident on every page, Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare: Second Edition offers clear explanations of hot-button topics like puppy mills, endangered species in zoos, no-kill shelters, dog fighting, factory farming and disease, veganism, conservation ethics, wildlife contraception, and more. The encyclopedia also explores a range of religious, ethical, and philosophical views on using animals, as well as the latest research on animal cognition and sentience. The work helps readers understand the different viewpoints of animal welfare advocates who want to improve conditions for animals and animal rights activists who don’t want animals used at all.

Features

  • Includes hundreds of alphabetically organized entries covering the full range of topics related to animal rights and welfare, including dog fighting, endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, factory farming, veganism, and more
  • Encompasses the work of 150 contributors—experts from around the world that make up a virtual “who’s who” in the broad areas of animal protection
  • Outlines a chronology of legislation and other important events that have had a significant impact on animal rights issues
  • Lists references for each entry, plus a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia

Highlights

  • Builds on the critically acclaimed, award-winning first edition with updated, expanded coverage in two volumes
  • Features contributions from world-renowned experts on a wide range of topics within the area of animal protection
  • Unravels the complexities of animal rights issues, explaining core biological, psychological, and philosophical matters in a way that is accessible to nonprofessionals
  • Takes readers to the forefront of the emerging interdisciplinary field of anthrozoology—the study of human-animal interactions
Author Info

Marc Bekoff is an award-winning scientist, author, and professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published numerous books and professional essays. Bekoff and Jane Goodall cofounded Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (www.ethologicalethics.org). His homepage is http://literati.net/Bekoff/.

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"This encyclopedia shows why both animal rights and animal welfare matter around the world. . . . Along with his 150 contributors, he takes readers on a journey that studies the human-animal connection and our relationships, explaining the core biological, psychological, and philosophical matters in a way that is accessible both to professionals and to nonprofessionals. More than 200 entries are included that cover 50 or so topics ranging from activism, animal welfare, anthrozoology, companion animals, and law and animals to pain, stress, and suffering; sports; and animal and wildlife ethics. Each essay is approximately three pages long and includes an excellent list for further reading. . . . As rightfully stated in the book's foreword, 'every time cruelty is overcome by compassion, we are moving toward that new and boundless ethic that will respect all living beings. Then indeed we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human evolution—the realization of our most unique quality: Humanity.' The LJ review of the first edition (1998) still stands: 'This monumental work deserves a place in every reference collection.' "—Library Journal, Starred Review

"Bekoff (U. of Colorado, Boulder) presents an updated reference for students, researchers, and general readers covering the full scope of animal rights and animal welfare from a global, interdisciplinary perspective. Thoroughly revised to reflect developments since publication of the first edition 11 years ago, the text has been expanded from a one- to two-volume publication. It contains 207 entries, by 150 international experts, covering an array of topics, from dog fighting to endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, conservation ethics, and veganism. The second edition features a number of entries on various cultural and religious views of animals, and the latest research on animal cognition and sentience. Each entry offers a brief summarization of the issue and includes a list of publications for further reading. The text also includes a new foreword by Jane Goodall, a chronology of historical events, and a list of print and online resources."—Reference & Research Book News

"The plethora of information gathered here makes this set a weighty addition to science collections."—School Library Journal

"A superb reference resource for students, general readers, researchers, or others wanting to learn about our relationship with the nonhuman world."—Booklist

"Libraries owning the first edition should add this excellent new resource, with its substantial new and updated content. . . . Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers."—Choice

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