revolutionary new theory and call to action on animal rights, ethics,
and law from the renowned philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum.
Animals are in trouble all over the world. Whether through the
cruelties of the factory meat industry, poaching and game hunting,
habitat destruction, or neglect of the companion animals that people
purport to love, animals suffer injustice and horrors at our hands
The world needs an ethical awakening, a consciousness-raising
movement of international proportions. In Justice for Animals,
one of the world’s most influential philosophers and humanists
Martha C. Nussbaum provides a revolutionary approach to animal
rights, ethics, and law.
From dolphins to crows, elephants to octopuses, Nussbaum examines
the entire animal kingdom, showcasing the lives of animals with
wonder, awe, and compassion to understand how we can create a world
in which human beings are truly friends of animals, not exploiters or
users. All animals should have a shot at flourishing in their own
way. Humans have a collective duty to face and solve animal harm. An
urgent call to action and a manual for change, Nussbaum’s
groundbreaking theory directs politics and law to help us meet our
ethical responsibilities as no book has done before.