As The Most Populous Province In Canada, Ontario Is A Microcosm Of The Animal Welfare Issues Which Beset Western Civilization The Authors Of This Book, Chairman And Vice Chairman, Respectively, Of The Ontario Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, Find Themselves Constantly Being Made Aware Of The Atrocities Committed In The Society S JurisdictionThey Have Been, In Turn, Puzzled, Exasperated And Horrified At Humanity S Cruelty To Our Fellow Sentient Beings The Issues Discussed In This Book Are The Most Contentious In Animal Welfare Disputes Animal Experimentation, Fur Farming And Trapping, The Use Of Animals For Human Entertainment And The Conditions Under Which Animals Are Raised For Human Consumption They Are Complex Issues And Should Be Thought About Fairly And SeriouslyThe Authors, Standing Squarely On The Side Of The Animals, Suggest Community And Belonging As Concepts Through Which To Understand Our Relationships To Other Species They Ground Their Ideas In Wordsworth S Primal Sympathy And Jung S Unconscious Identity With The Animal Realm The Philosophy Developed In This Book Embraces Common Sense And Compromise As The Surest Paths To The Goal Of Animal Welfare It Requires Respect And Consideration For Other Species While Acknowledging Our Primary Obligations To Our Fellow Humans
Rod Preece is Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and a member of the Board of Advisers to the Centre for Animal Ethics at the University of Oxford He is the author and or editor of nineteen books, including the recent Brute Souls, Happy Beasts and Evolution The Historical Status of Animals His books have won, been shortlisted and or nominated for several book prizes.
- 344 pages
- Animal Welfare and Human Values
- Rod Preece
- 15 April 2019 Rod Preece