Friday, September 23, 2016

Animal Rights Advocates Score a Landmark Victory

Seen as the "end of privately funded research on chimpanzees in the U.S.," the final nine primates were recently transferred from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana to a Georgia sanctuary ("Hundreds of Chimps Head from Research Labs to Sanctuaries," Christian Science Monitor, September 11, 2016). A nonprofit group, Project Chimps, has worked to free these unique animals after a June 2015 ruling by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that secured "endangered species status to captive chimps."

Review selected hard copy/online library books related to animal rights at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a listed item, select the "Place Hold" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to request for pick up at the library.

Use these subject words and phrases to find more information in the library catalog:
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals by Wayne Pacelle
William Morrow, 2016.
call number: 636.083 Pac

"From the leader of the nation's most powerful animal-protection organization comes a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in American business that is changing forever how we treat animals and create wealth. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States reveals how entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, world-class scientists, philanthropists, and a new class of political leaders are driving the burgeoning, unstoppable growth of the 'humane economy.'" - publisher's summary excerpt

Animal Ethics: The Basics by Tony Milligan
Routledge, 2015
call number: 179.3 Mil

"Animal Ethics: The Basics is an essential introduction to the key considerations surrounding the ethical treatment of animals…This book explores such questions as: Can animals think and do they suffer?…Are humans special?" - publisher's summary excerpt

Animal Rights edited by Noah Berlatsky
Greenhaven Press, 2015
call number: 179.3 Ani

"Current Controversies: Animal Rights examines whether scientific testing violates animal rights, including whether it is cruel, the necessity of testing on primates, and the use of technology." - publisher's summary excerpt