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Though not often acknowledged openly, killing represents by far the most common form of human interaction with animals. Humans kill animals for food, for pleasure, to wear, and even as religious acts, yet despite the ubiquity of this killing, analyzing the practice has generally remained the exclusive purview of animal rights advocates."Killing Animals" offers a corrective ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published May 9th 2006 by University of Illinois Press
(first published April 24th 2006)
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An excellent anthology, marred, and this only a little, by an over-cautious essay on the ethics of animal euthanasia (or what Tom Regan called "well-intentioned killing" when it doesn't consider the interests of the particular animal concerned), and its hunting essay, which only in its endnotes considers the problematic status of "wild" animals in preserves and the illusion of mere alimentarity, inexessive hunting in primitive cultures. I can also complain, of course, that once again an early mo ...more