This book offers ethical and political approaches to issues that nonhuman animals face. The recent 'political turn' in interspecies ethics, from ethical to political approaches, has arisen due to the apparent lack of success of the nonhuman animal movement and dissatisfaction with traditional approaches. Current works largely present general positions rather than address specific issues and principally rely on mainstream approaches. This book offers alternative positions such as cosmopolitan, libertarian, and left humanist thought, as well as applying ethical and political thought to specific issues, such as experimentation, factory farming, nonhuman political agency, and intervention. Presenting work by theorists and activists, insights are offered from both ethics and politics that impact theory and practice and offer essential considerations for those engaging in interspecies ethics within the political turn era.
Andrew Woodhall is an independent researcher working on anthropocentrism and global interspecies ethics. His works include: Anthropocentrism and the Issues Facing Nonhuman Animals, Intervention or Protest, and Saving Nonhumans: Drawing the Threads of a Movement Together
Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade is a Doctoral Researcher in Global Ethics at the University of Birmingham, UK, working on the intersection between interspecies ethics and the ethics of war and self-defence. He co-edited Intervention or Protest with Andrew Woodhall.