Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism. Understanding and Bridging the Divide

Animal Advocacy and Environmentalism. Understanding and Bridging the Divide
Amy J. Fitzgerald
Polity Press , 2019

Although the debate involves animals, there are conflicting positions between advocates interested in animal defence and those interested in environmental issues. The key issues where their opinions diverge pertain to sport hunting, zoos, aquaria, fur and industrial animal agriculture. However, the animal advocacy movement and the environmental movement can overcome the differences by developing a better understanding of their origins, ethical and political views. An academic book shows how to build bridges between these positions by considering that the wellbeing of humans, animals and environment is interrelated. The author is Amy J. Fitzgerald, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology and the Great Lakes Institute for environmental Research at the University of Windsor, Canada.

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