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xvi, 362 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The Problem with Being a Thing-- Trapped in a Universe That No Longer Exists-- The Legal Thinghood of Nonhuman Animals-- Border Crossing-- What Are Legal Rights?-- Liberty and Equality-- Consciousness, Taxonomy and Minds-- Seasons of the Mind-- Chimpanzee and Bonono minds-- Bending Toward Justice-- Epilogue: Other Cafes, Other Peaks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780738200651 20160528
From the countrys best-known animal lawyer ( USA Today ), a brilliant argument for extending basic legal rights to animals, beginning with chimpanzees and bonobos.. }While the popular animal rights movement gains ever-increasing momentum, in the courts the dark ages prevail. The evolution of law that has brought fundamental rights to the most defenseless humans has yet to begin for other species. A human lost in a permanent vegetative state enjoys a large array of legal rights. But a chimpanzeea creature who can communicate with language, count, understand the minds of others, feel a variety of emotions, live in a complex culture, and make and use toolshas no rights at all.Steven Wise, who has worked and communicated with the worlds most prominent primatologists, demonstrates that, based on the latest scientific findings, the cognitive, emotional, and social capacities of at least chimps and bonobos entitle them to freedom from imprisonment and abuse. His path-breaking, witty, and impeccably researched book has everything needed to convince judges, scientists, lawyers, and the millions of others who simply care about animals of the injustice of denying them basic legal rights. }.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780738200651 20160528
Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this witty, moving, persuasive, and impeccably researched argument, Wise demonstrates that the cognitive, emotional, and social capacities of these apes entitle them to freedom from imprisonment and abuse.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780738204376 20160528
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