Confronting Cruelty: Moral Orthodoxy And The Challenge Of by Lyle Munro PDF


By Lyle Munro

ISBN-10: 9004143114

ISBN-13: 9789004143111

Why and the way do humans crusade on behalf of a species that's not their very own? Responses to this query offer vital insights into the a lot misunderstood animal rights move and the folks in it who problem the ethical orthodoxy that underpins our attitudes in the direction of nonhuman animals. The norm of reasonable main issue for animals - that animals topic albeit lower than people - allows the (ab)use of animals in vivisection, manufacturing facility farming ,bloodsports and different contexts the place animals endure.

Social move concept is used to teach how animal rights activists are engaged within the social building of cruelty as a social challenge which they search to avoid via their highbrow, functional and emotion paintings in seminal campaigns opposed to cruelty within the usa, England and Australia.

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7) borrowed the term and defined it as “a prejudice or attitude of bias toward the interests of members of one’s own species and against those of members of other species”. He identified the animal research laboratory and the factory farm as the quintessential symbols of speciesism in contemporary society. Elsewhere, Singer (1995a, p. 70) has described wildlife extinction by hunters as “the ultimate form of speciesism”. For most animal rights philosophers (for example Luke 1995) and activists (for example Huskisson in McDonald 1994, p.

Put another way, the animal movement targets the institutional roots of interspecies exploitation by designating factory farming, vivisection and blood sports as cruel and unnecessary exploitation of sentient creatures with serious moral and social consequences for humans. Animal Protection Praxis As Social Problems Work Because of the widespread societal indifference to animal cruelty as a social problem noted by Arluke and Luke (1997), the animal protection movement for the past two hundred years has been characterised by a social problems discourse.

1995). In the aftermath of these two major liberation movements the revulsion from cruelty against blacks and women, and increasingly against some animals, is now a prevailing norm in most industrialised societies of the early 21st century. Thus while cruel practices have largely disappeared, the discrimination and prejudice associated with racism and sexism have not. Cruelty to animals, on the other hand is still widespread and institutionalised due to the prevalence of anthropocentric thinking, ingrained economic interests, and what has more recently been called ‘speciesism’, a concept which social problems scholars include along with the more conventional social problems of racism, sexism and ageism (Ibarra & Kitsuse 1993, p.

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