Rattling The Cage: Toward Legal Rights For Animals

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Hachette Books, 2000 - 362 Seiten
Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this witty, moving, persuasive, and impeccably researched argument, Wise demonstrates that the cognitive, emotional, and social capacities of these apes entitle them to freedom from imprisonment and abuse.

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Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

RATTLING THE CAGE: Toward Legal Rights for Animals

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A potentially historic work on the legal case for animal rights that shoots itself in the paw with shrill terms and tactics. Wise, who teaches animal-rights law at Harvard Law School and elsewhere, is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

The Problem with Being a Thing
1
Trapped in a Universe That No Longer Exists
9
The Legal Thinghood of Nonhuman Animals
23
Border Crossings
35
What Are Legal Rights?
49
Liberty and Equality
63
The Common Law
89
Consciousness Taxonomy and Minds
119
Seasons of the Mind
163
Chimpanzee and Bonobo Minds
179
Bending Toward Justice
239
Other Cages Other Peaks
267
Notes
271
About the Author
339
Index
341
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Über den Autor (2000)

Steven M. Wise, J.D., has practiced animal law for over twenty years and has taught at the Harvard, Vermont, and John Marshall law schools. He is President of the Center for the Expansion of Fundamental Rights, which he founded in 1995. The author of Rattling the Cage, praised by Cass Sunstein as "an impassioned, fascinating, and in many ways startling book" (New York Times Book Review), and Drawing the Line, which Nature called "provocative and disturbing," he has been profiled nationally by such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Time magazine.

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