Ethics and Animals is probably the best available introduction to the ethics of humans' treatment of and interaction with animals ...Essential Reading-- W. Ouderkirk for CHOICE
Lori Gruen's new book, Ethics and Animals: An Introduction
, is one of those few books that deserve the plaudits it has been getting and will continue to get...this is a beautifully written and marvelously accessible book for undergraduate students and for those scholars who are introducing themselves to or updating themselves about animal studies.-- Greg Goodale, PhD., Northeastern University from Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal
The richness of Gruen's ethical toolkit and her sustained treatment of animal difference offer a
new approach ... rather than beginning with atrocities or abstract commitment to a particular method, Gruen launches the book with a sense of wonder around other animals...this book contains many openings for future students of the discipline to transform ethics into something more bright and beautiful than what we have today...and gives readers lots of ways to imagine a much better world for all animals, including ourselves.-- Kathy Rudy, PhD, Duke University from Ethics and the Environment.
"....Ethics introduces readers to the many ways humans use animals, and to the schools of ethical thought that we can use to evaluate the morality of this use.... offer thought-provoking guidelines.... Gruen makes ethical arguments matter, even in situations that seem morally clear." --Piper Hoffman, writer and attorney, Our Hen House
"Ethics and Animals: An Introduction is a fine introduction to a set of issues concerning the variety of ways that humans interact with, treat, and sometimes exploit non-human animals. While Gruen brings the resources of both empirical science and normative ethical theory to bear on the issues, her book is clearly written, non-technical, and suitable for a general audience, including students from a variety of disciplines, and the reference list provides excellent resources for further reading..." --Justin Moss, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Avila University, Kansas City, MO, Metapsychology Online Reviews
"...Ethics and Animals is concise, clearly argued, and highly readable. It is more enjoyable and accessible than standard strictly academic prose.... Gruen, with deep intellectual honesty, manages to give a good presentation of the status quaestionis, updating readers on the focus of the debate. If the author aimed to show that the way in which humans treat animals in the contemporary world is mostly immoral, the objective was achieved." --Carlos Naconecy, Oxford Centre, Journal of Animal Ethics
How do other animals experience their environments? What might they be thinking? Lori Gruen weaves together case studies with accessible ethical analysis to help us to reflect critically on our obligations to other animals. Her book offers a comprehensive resource for students and an engaging account for general readers.