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An excellent overview of the animal rights movement.
on 11 December 1998
Through an examination of animal rights publicity and fundraising campaigns, the authors document the threat that animal rights poses to traditional humane uses of animals. They clearly show the distinction between traditional animal welfare organizations, which seek to improve the treatment of animals, and animal rights organizations, which seek to end the use and ownership of animals -- no farm animals for food, no zoos and circuses, no animals in biomedical research even if it may help to save human lives, etc., etc. They also show how a good many longstanding humane organizations have been hijacked -- taken over -- by animal rights advocates. This should serve as a wake-up call to animal lovers who want their charitable contributions to improve the treatment of animals, not end the use of animals. If you give to organizations that profess to be concerned about animals, this book offers valuable guidance to ensure that your contributions reach groups that are actually working to improve animal treatment, not to end animal use.