[Marxism] A socialist analysis of the value of the animalliberation movement

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 22:24:49 MDT 2008


>> > But I hope others can offer their own (and better) suggestions why
>> > we should not be cruel to animals.

This book may be of interest:

Beyond Animal Rights: A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of
Animals (Paperback)
by Josephine Donovan (Editor), Carol J. Adams (Editor)

>From Publishers Weekly:

"Feminists have criticized contemporary animal advocacy theory for its
reliance on natural rights doctrine and utilitarianism, which, they
claim, have a masculine bias (rights and rules) that denies the
morality of responsibility (caring). In eight scholarly essays,
writers explore the ethics of care as applied to animals. To Deane
Curtin, eco-feminism is the position that there are important
connections between the domination of women and the domination of
nature. Brian Luke finds that justice-based arguments for animal
liberation have failed. On the treatment of companion and domestic
animals, Rita Manning says the appropriate moral attitude is humility
and care. Kenneth Shapiro profiles an animal rights activist;
Josephine Donovan discusses sympathy as a basis for ethical treatment
of animals; and Carol Adams looks beyond animal rights. Readers versed
in feminist literature may find this volume a valuable addition to the
genre."




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