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metaphorical forest and trees

animal use and animal suffering

metaphorical forest and trees animal use and animal suffering Colin Salter Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster
metaphorical forest and trees animal use and animal suffering Colin Salter Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster
metaphorical forest and trees animal use and animal suffering Colin Salter Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster

Colin Salter Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS)

Thinking About Animals

10 th Annual Nth America ICAS Conference

Friday, 1 April 2011

Overview

! Use and/both suffering

! The lives of individual (nonhuman) animals matter to themselves

! Can ‘rights’ ever be an adequate framework?

! The lives of individual (nonhuman) animals matter to themselves ! Can ‘rights’ ever be an

welfare

=

treatment

abolition

=

use

welfare = treatment abolition = use

and/both

! Move beyond either/or

! Rationalist limitations

! Ones life matters to them

and/both ! Move beyond either/or ! Rationalist limitations ! Ones life matters to them

Bad choices

! (rescued, companion) nonhuman animals ! farmed nonhuman animals

! exploitation and/both suffering

Bad choices ! (rescued, companion) nonhuman animals ! farmed nonhuman animals ! exploitation and/both suffering
Bad choices ! (rescued, companion) nonhuman animals ! farmed nonhuman animals ! exploitation and/both suffering
Bad choices ! (rescued, companion) nonhuman animals ! farmed nonhuman animals ! exploitation and/both suffering

References

Ien Ang (2001) On Not Speaking Chinese: Living Between Asia and the West, London and New York: Routledge.

Elizabeth DeCoux (2009) ‘Speaking for the modern Prometheus: the significance of animal suffering to the abolition movement’, Animal Law Review, Vol. 16, pp. 9-64.

Josephine Donovan (1990) ‘Animal Rights and Feminist Theory’, Signs, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Winter, 1990), pp. 350-375.

Josephine Donovan & Carol Adams, Eds. (1996) Beyond Animal Rights: A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of Animals, New York: Continuum.

Gary Francione (1996) Rain without Thunder: the ideology of the animal rights movement, Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

References

Gary Francione (1996) Ecofeminism and Animal Rights: A Review of Beyond Animal Rights:

A Feminist Caring Ethic for the Treatment of Animals, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Vol. 18, pp. 95-106. Reprinted in Gary Francione (2008) Animals as Persons: essays on the abolition of animal exploitation, New York: Column University Press, pp. 186-209.

Haggis, J. 2004. 'Beyond race and whiteness? Reflections on the new abolitionists and an Australian critical whiteness studies', borderlands e journal. Vol. 3, No. 2.

http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol3no2_2004/haggis_beyond.htm

Melanie Joy (2010) Why we love dogs eat pigs and wear cows: an introduction to carnism (the belief system that enables us the eat some animals and not others), San Francisco: Conari Press.

Edward N. Luttwak (1999) ‘Five War a Chance’, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 78, No. 4, pp36-44

Kelly Oliver (2010) ‘Animal Ethics: Towards an Ethics of Responsiveness’, Research in Phenomenology, Vol. 40. pp. 267-80.

References

Nathaniel P Rogers (1845) ‘The Rights of Animals’, Herald of Freedom, October 31. Reproduced in A collection of the miscellaneous writings of Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, 2nd Edition

(1849).

Peter Singer (2002) Animal Liberation, New York: Ecco/Harper Collins. Originally published 1975. Peter Singer (2002) Animal Liberation, New York: Ecco/Harper Collins. Originally published 1975.

Shannon Sullivan & Nancy Tuana (2007) Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance, Albany: State University of New York Press.

David Sztybel (2007) ‘Animal Rights Law: Fundamentalism versus Pragmatism’, Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1.

David Sztybel (2006) ‘The Rights of Animal Persons’, Animal Liberation Philosophy and Policy Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1.

Image sources

Debora Durant (2011) Annabelle (chicken), at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary’, Momentile, February 19.

http://mtile.us/debiguity/02-19-2011/

Debora Durant (2011) Marius (goat), at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary’, Momentile, January 22.

http://mtile.us/debiguity/01-22-2011/

Debora Durant (2010) ‘Jake (deaf cat)’, Momentile, August 16.

http://mtile.us/debiguity/08-16-2010/