Praise for the previous edition:
"...an excellent first-stop resource for research on animal rights...well organized, clearly written, and a great starting point for research...Recommended."—Choice
"...comprehensive...invaluable for reports on a popular current topic."—VOYA
"...[a] very complete research guide that will be most useful at the high school and college level."—American Reference Books Annual
The treatment of animals has become a controversial issue over the years, with many questioning an animal’s fundamental rights. For some, the issue of animal rights is merely an attempt to improve conditions of animals used for clothing, food, and other products, while others believe animals should be granted the same legal rights afforded to humans.
Animal Rights, Revised Edition provides an overview of the history of the animal rights movement and reactions to it, as well as the issues of animal experimentation, conditions on factory farms, laboratory animals, animals in entertainment, hunting, and the actions of those involved in the animal rights debate. New content includes such documents as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act of 2006 and contemporary court cases such as Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Glickman. These documents provide both past and present perspectives on the issue and plot a course for future debate about animal rights. A comprehensive and up-to-date overview essay, capsule biographies, a large annotated bibliography, a chronology of significant events, organization and agency listings, and a glossary all combine to make this an ideal first-stop reference to animal rights.
- Whether medical testing performed on animals is ethical
- Whether animals should be banned from circuses and other forms of entertainment
- How threats against investors in companies that participate in animal drug testing should be handled.
Graphs. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Lisa Yount is a graduate of Stanford University in English and creative writing. For 40 years, she has written educational materials for young people. She has written or edited more than 50 published books, nine of which have won awards or have been included on "most recommended" lists. Yount has made a specialty of writing about biomedical issues. Her books for Facts On File include Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Revised Edition; Patients’ Rights in the Age of Managed Health Care; Right to Die and Euthanasia; and Energy Supply; all in the Library in a Book series. She has also written A to Z of Biologists; A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition; and more.