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Drawing the Line : Science and the Case for Animal Rights - Steven Wise

Drawing the Line

Science and the Case for Animal Rights

Paperback Published: 24th April 2003
ISBN: 9780738208107
Number Of Pages: 336

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Are we ready for parrots and dolphins to be treated as persons before the law? In this unprecedented exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum-from infants and children to other intelligent primates, from dolphins, parrots, elephants, and dogs to colonies of honeybees-Steve Wise finds answers to the big question in animal rights today: Where do we draw the line? Readers will be enthralled as they follow Wise's firsthand account of the world's most famous animal experts at work: Cynthia Moss and the touchingly affectionate families of Amboseli; Irene Pepperberg and her amazing and witty African Grey parrot, Alex; and Penny Paterson with the formidable gorilla Koko. In many cases, Wise was able to sustain an extended conversation with these extraordinary creatures. No one with even a shred of curiosity about animal intelligence or justice will want to miss this book.

In a Ugandan Rain Forestp. 1
One Step at a Timep. 9
Who Gets Liberty Rights?p. 35
Christopherp. 49
Honeybeesp. 73
Alexp. 87
Marburyp. 113
Phoenix and Akep. 131
Echop. 159
Chantekp. 179
Kokop. 207
Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animalsp. 231
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 307
About the Authorp. 322
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ISBN: 9780738208107
ISBN-10: 0738208108
Series: Merloyd Lawrence Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 24th April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1