A Plea For The Animals The Moral Philosophical And Evolutionary Imperative To Treat All Beings With Compassion

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 1611804744
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A powerful and wide-ranging indictment of the treatment of animals by humans--and an eloquent plea for animal rights.

Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire.  He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we eat, wear, and use for adornment or “entertainment,” and submits every traditional justification for their exploitation to scientific evidence and moral scrutiny.  What arises is an unambiguous and  powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion.

A Plea For The Animals

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840545
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In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a ...

A Plea For The Animals

Author: Matthieu Ricard
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ISBN: 9781611804744
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In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a ...

A Plea For The Animals

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611803055
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In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a ...

Altruism

Author: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316208213
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The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism--and why we need it now more than ever.

The Emotional Lives Of Animals

Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577313488
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Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives.

Shariah Law

Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071517
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In this volume, Mohammad Hashim Kamali, a world-renowned expert on Shariah, adopts a question-and-answer format to provide a clear introduction to its most salient aspects.

The Dominion Of Love

Author: Norm Phelps
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560099
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He shows that the right of animals not to be imprisoned, harmed, and killed for our benefit flows naturally from the Bible's message of love and compassion and argues that this is the message of the Bible's most important passages dealing ...

Animal Rights

Author: Cass R. Sunstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195152173
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Contributors to this volume explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it.

Not So Different

Author: Nathan H. Lents
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541759
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He marshals evidence from psychology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, anthropology, and ethology to further advance this work and to drive home the truth that we are distinguished from animals only in degree, not in kind.