Minnesota Activist Indicted for Animal Terrorism

Critter News

don't see any mention in this article (or in this one from the Chicago Tribune ) about threats to human life in this incident. According to the indictment, unsealed today, DeMuth committed "animal enterprise terrorism and cause[d] economic damage to the animal enterprise in an amount exceeding $10,000" between Nov. 20, 2004. The Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for vandalizing two labs and three offices at the University of Iowa on Nov.

Tom Regan on Human Chauvinism

Animal Ethics

This is human chauvinism. The anthropomorphic side reads: "It is anthropomorphic to attribute characteristics to nonhumans that belong only to humans." There is a neglected other side to the anthropomorphic coin.

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Tom Regan on Wild Animals

Animal Ethics

With regard to wild animals, the general policy recommended by the rights view is: let them be! Since this will require increased human intervention in human practices that threaten rare or endangered species (e.g.,

Tom Regan on the Use of Animals in Science

Animal Ethics

There are also some things we cannot learn by using humans, if we respect their rights. Tom Regan , The Case for Animal Rights , updated with a new preface [Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004], 388 [first edition published in 1983

Tom Regan on Utilitarianism

Animal Ethics

The initial attractiveness of utilitarianism as a moral theory on which to rest the call for the better treatment of animals was noted in an earlier context. Because animals are sentient (i.e.,

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals. The animal rights movement is not for the faint of heart. Moral philosophy is no substitute for political action.

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

For those who didn't read the five-part Slate series " Pepper, the stolen dog who changed American science " by Daniel Engber , I recommend it for the history, but also for the misconceptions and assumptions that you might want to discuss on the Facebook discussion about the series. You can buy some extra time by presoaking the animal in a basin of ice water.)" By the end of my time as researcher, I was performing behavioral experiments on humans. And for what?

Tom Regan on Cruelty

Animal Ethics

People can rightly be judged cruel either for what they do or for what they fail to do, and either for what they feel or for what they fail to feel. For example, a woman is not cruel if she occasionally fails to feed her cat. Cruelty is manifested in different ways.

Tom Regan on Rights

Animal Ethics

the United States) citizens meeting certain requirements have the legal right to vote or run for elected office; in other countries (e.g., In the United States, for example, citizens once had to be twenty-one years of age to vote in federal elections; now they must be eighteen.

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