Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Lantern Books
Количество страниц: 367
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From the first hominids who hunted wooly mammoths to today's factory farms and bio-engineering labs, The Longest Struggle tells the story of animal exploitation and the battle for animal justice. After describing the roots of animal rights in the ancient world, author Norm Phelps follows the development of animal protection through the Enlightenment, the anti-vivisection battles of the Victorian Era, and the birth of the modern animal rights movement with the publication of Peter Singer's Animal Liberation. In a brisk, readable narrative, The Longest Struggle traces the campaigns of animal rights pioneers such as Henry Spira, Alex Hershaft, and Ingrid Newkirk, as well as leaders who have come more recently on the scene, such as Heidi Prescott, Karen Davis, and Bruce Friedrich. Always grounding his story in its historical setting, Phelps describes the counterattack that the animal abuse industries launched in the 1990s and analyzes the controversies that have roiled the...