Animal rights: a reference handbook by Clifford J. Sherry

By Clifford J. Sherry

Animal Rights increases either the ethical and useful questions inherent within the factor and examines how societies have reacted to animal checking out long ago. writer Clifford Sherry discusses the philosophical foundation of animal rights, provides the professionals and cons in their use for examine, stories the problems surrounding animal rights, together with experimentation and animal harvesting, and offers the historical past of the difficulty, major federal laws, and arguments of activists on either side of the debate.Each quantity is definitely prepared and written in language that's effortless to appreciate. next sections contain biographical sketches of people who've contributed to shaping smooth attitudes towards experimentation; criminal files, legislation, and U.S. federal laws; an in depth directory of agencies and govt organisations; and bibliographies of chosen print and nonprint assets.

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In fact, 10 percent of all deaths are caused by cancer of which there are at least 100 different forms. Whereas normal healthy cells grow, divide, and replace themselves in an orderly manner, cancer cells have lost this orderliness. Page 17 They divide and grow rapidly, invading and destroying nearby tissues. Cancer cells also ''metastasize" or spread to other more distant parts of the body where they form new tumors. Many oncologists (those who study cancer) think that many forms of cancer are caused by environmental agents.

Washingtonian Magazine, August 1986. 4. Alex Pacheco, New York Times, 14 January 1989. 5. Kevin Beedy, The Politics of Animal Rights: The Animal's Agenda, March 1990. 6. Report on National Public Radio, 27 April 1991. 7. Americans for Medical Progress. 8. Dr. Robert J. White, Reader's Digest, March 1988. 9. Dr. C. Everett Koop, Animals: The Vital Link to Health and Safety, Partners in Discovery. 10. Dr. Alan M. Goldberg, Animals: The Vital Link to Health and Safety, Partners in Discovery. 11.

Toxic chemicals that serve no useful function, such as car exhaust, should be eliminated as soon as possible. Other potentially toxic Page 16 chemicals, such as pesticides, solvents, and chemical intermediates, serve a useful, often vital, function. They cannot, at least in theory, be replaced by a less toxic substitute. Some toxins are acute poisons. Exposure to a high enough dose (in some cases, such as organophosphates, as little as a few milligrams) will kill on the spot. Others are poisonous after chronic exposure (one or more exposures may cause only minimal problems, but repeated exposure over a long time period may cause potentially life-threatening problems).

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