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The Resource Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned?, Jan Deckers, (electronic resource)

Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned?, Jan Deckers, (electronic resource)

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Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned?
Title
Animal (de)liberation
Title remainder
should the consumption of animal products be banned?
Statement of responsibility
Jan Deckers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Jan Deckers addresses the most crucial question that people must deliberate in relation to how we should treat other animals: whether we should eat animal products. Many people object to the consumption of animal products from the conviction that it inflicts pain, suffering, and death upon animals. This book argues that a convincing ethical theory cannot be based on these important concerns: rather, it must focus on our interest in human health. Tending to this interest demands not only that we extend speciesism --the attribution of special significance to members of our own species merely because they belong to the same species as ourself -- towards nonhuman animals, but also that we safeguard the integrity of nature. In this light, projects that aim to engineer the genetic material of animals to reduce their capacities to feel pain and to suffer are morally suspect. The same applies to projects that aim to develop in-vitro flesh, even if the production of such flesh should be welcomed on other grounds. The theory proposed in this book is accompanied by a political goal, the 'vegan project', which strives for a qualified ban on the consumption of animal products. Deckers also provides empirical evidence that some support for this goal exists already, and his analysis of the views of others--including those of slaughterhouse workers--reveals that the vegan project stands firm in spite of public opposition. Many charges have been pressed against vegan diets, including: that they alienate human beings from nature; that they increase human food security concerns; and that they are unsustainable. Deckers argues that these charges are legitimate in some cases, but that, in many situations, vegan diets are actually superior. For those who remain doubtful, the book also contains an appendix that considers whether vegan diets might actually be nutritionally adequate."--
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Deckers, Jan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speciesism
  • Veganism
  • Animal rights
  • Meat industry and trade
  • Food habits
Label
Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned?, Jan Deckers, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.5334/bay
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-234)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The consumption of animal products and the human right to health care -- The ethics of qualified moral veganism -- The politics of qualified moral veganism -- An evaluation of others' deliberations -- Might a vegan diet be healthy, or even healthier?
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ccn00839602
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781909188860
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a839602
  • (OCoLC)976038576
Label
Animal (de)liberation : should the consumption of animal products be banned?, Jan Deckers, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.5334/bay
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-234)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The consumption of animal products and the human right to health care -- The ethics of qualified moral veganism -- The politics of qualified moral veganism -- An evaluation of others' deliberations -- Might a vegan diet be healthy, or even healthier?
Control code
ccn00839602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781909188860
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a839602
  • (OCoLC)976038576

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