ANIMAL RIGHTS by Marna Owen

ANIMAL RIGHTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A freelancer uses historical background, both recent and ancient (the Greeks, Descartes, Kant, etc.)--in greater detail than either Daniel Cohen (p. 857) or Charles Patterson (p. 865) in their books of the same title--to launch back-and-forth questions: ``Do humans have the right to use other species for their own purposes? Is there some middle ground on which the two sides can agree?'' Discussions of intensive farming, animals as entertainment (good and bad), and animals in medicine, cosmetics, industry, and research ensue. In a well balanced text, Owen not only describes, for example, alternative, less cruel tests for determining the toxicity of cosmetics, but explains how animals themselves may benefit from animal research; agencies in both camps stand side by side in an organization list. Photos; resources; notes; bibliography; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: Dec. 28th, 1993
ISBN: 0-8225-2603-4
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: Lerner
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1993




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