The writings of history s most important proponents of ethical vegetarianism are gathered here in one volume. This book is a wealth of information for all those concerned with ending the sufferings of animals. Ingrid E. Newkirk, President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
This book is noteworthy for three reasons. First, it gathers together several interesting selections from the ancient world and the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries not available elsewhere so that the reader can see some of the historical background to current debates on animal rights. Second, the book contains several well-known authors whose thoughts on the moral status of animals have been largely, and unfairly, neglected. And thirdly, this book brings together several contemporary approaches to animal rights so that the reader can see the different ways in which this stance can be intellectually supported. Daniel Dombrowski, author of Hartshorne and the Metaphysics of Animal Rights" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.