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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (28 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019997800X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199978007
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 2.5 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,388,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Combining heartfelt but sober descriptions of the captivity experiences of several animal species (including elephants and chimpanzees) and of human prisoners with examinations of the ethical problems captivity raises, these essays significantly challenge a range of practices that most people take for granted This collection has much to offer ... recommended. (Choice)

The book's manifold perspectives deliver a valuably intricate understanding of the nuanced inflections we might consider when we assess and deliberate the ethics of captivity ... generally intelligent and useful ... (Journal of Animal Ethics)

About the Author

Lori Gruen is Professor of Philosophy, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University where she also coordinates Wesleyan Animal Studies and directs the Ethics in Society Project. She is the author, most recently, of Ethics and Animals (2011) and co-editor with Carol Adams of Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth (2014).


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5.0 out of 5 starsAn incredible collection, essential reading
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2.0 out of 5 starsI had to read it for my Enviornmental Ethics class which I loved but this book only gives examples of America's captivity
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