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Rattling The Cage : Toward Legal Rights For Animals - Jane Goodall

Rattling The Cage

Toward Legal Rights For Animals


Published: 10th January 2001
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"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.

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The Problem with Being a Thingp. 1
Trapped in a Universe That No Longer Existsp. 9
The Legal Thinghood of Nonhuman Animalsp. 23
Border Crossingsp. 35
What Are Legal Rights?p. 49
Liberty and Equalityp. 63
The Common Lawp. 89
Consciousness, Taxonomy, and Mindsp. 119
Seasons of the Mindp. 163
Chimpanzee and Bonobo Mindsp. 179
Bending Toward Justicep. 239
Epilogue: Other Cages, Other Peaksp. 267
Notesp. 271
About the Authorp. 339
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780738204376
ISBN-10: 0738204374
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 362
Published: 10th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1