Program & Resources: Ethics resources

Information and Resources on Animal Rights

BBC Animal Ethics Guide provides detailed information about the ethical treatment of animals, animal rights, religious views, and the use of animals. The website is a good starting point for readers of ethics related to animals. 

Animals and Ethics webpage is a good starting point for readers on animal rights.

How to Do Animal Rights by Ben Isacat, is a completely free online-book that shows how to work for animal rights legally and with confidence. The book is about doing animal rights as an activity and describes animal rights problems and ethics so that people can defend their actions rationally. How to Do Animal Rights should appeal to novices and would-be activists of all ages.

Animal Rights Zone is a website which  brings together the most current information and news on Animal Rights Worldwide.

Animal Welfare and Ethics Resources for Youth and College Agricultural Educators is a resource guide developed to assist 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and other youth, and college agricultural educators who are teaching animal welfare and ethics. The materials listed include audiovisuals, books, bibliographies, conference proceedings, journal articles, organizations, and websites.

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Agricultural Library. The focus of the Center's information products, services, and activities is to help the regulated community with employee training and to promote improved animal care and use in research, testing, teaching, and exhibition.  

Animal Welfare Online is a website that provides information and resources about animal protection from around the world. The website provides news, a resources library, and network publications. The website is a newtowk of organizations and is associated with the World Society for the Protection of Animals(WSPA). WSPA aims to tackle animal cruelty across the globe and works directly with animals and with the people and organisations that can ensure animals are treated with respect and compassion.

Institutes on Animal Rights

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention mainly on ethical treatment of animals  in factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Ferrater Mora  Oxford Center for Animal Ethics  aims to pioneer ethical perspectives on animals through academic research, teaching, and publication. The Center is affiliated with the Oxford University Animal Ethics Society and is an independent “think tank” for the advancement of progressive thought about animals.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) focuses on providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters nationwide.

Journals on Animal Rights

Between the Species is a peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the relationship between human beings and other animals. While most articles are ethical inquiries, others raise issues involving metaphysics, epistemology and other areas of philosophical investigation.

The  Journal of Animal Ethics is a peer-reviewed journal  devoted to the exploration of progressive thought about animals. It is multidisciplinary in nature and international in scope. It covers theoretical and applied aspects of animal ethics of interest to academics from the humanities and the sciences, as well as professionals working in the field of animal protection. The Journal is published by the University of Illinois Press in partnership with the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

Books on Animal Ethics

  • Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement- by  Peter Singer (ISBN:9780847697533)
  • Animals and Their Moral Standing-by Stephen R. L. Clark (ISBN: 9780415135603)
  • The Scalpel and the Butterfly: The War Between Animal Research and Animal Protection- by Deborah Rudacille (ISBN: 9780374254209)
  • The Case for Animal Rights-by Tom Regan (ISBN: 9780520054608)
  • Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade (Studies in Organization Trends, #13)- by Daniel T Oliver (ISBN:9780936783239)
  • The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice- by   F. Barbara Orlans and Tom L. Beauchamp (ISBN:9780195340198)
  • Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? by Gary L. Francione (ISBN:9781566396929)
  • The Animal Ethics Reader- by Susan Jean Armstrong (ISBN: 978-0415275897)
  • Animals and Ethics: An Overview of the Philosophical Debate- by  Angus Taylor (ISBN:9781551115696)
  • Animal Ethics-by  Robert Garner (ISBN: 978-0745630793)
  • Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy- by  Julian H. Franklin (9780231134224)
  • Animal Rights:  Current Debates and New Directions-by Cass R. Sunstein and  Martha Craven Nussbaum (ISBN: 9780195152173)
  • Animal Rights and Human Obligations-by Tom Regan and  Peter Singer (9780130368645)
  • Men and Beasts: An Animal Rights Handbook- by Maureen Duffy (ISBN: 9780586084649)
  • Animals and Why They Matter- by  Mary Midgley (ISBN: 9780820320410)
  • The Moral Status of Animals- by Stephen R.L.  Clark (ISBN: 9780198245780)
  • Beyond Animal Rights: Food, Pets and Ethics (Think Now)- by  Tony Milligan (ISBN:9781441157539)

Articles on Animal Ethics and Animal Rights

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