Yesterday, Sunday June 3rd, was National Animal Rights Day. In honor of this day, we’re featuring two of our books on animal ethics, The Unheeded Cry: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science and A New Basis for Animal Ethics: Telos and Common Sense
How can science teach us that animals feel no pain when our common sense observations tell us otherwise? Bernard Rollin offers welcome insight into questions like this in his ground-breaking account of the difficult and controversial issues surrounding the use of animals. He demonstrates that the denial of animal consciousness and animal suffering is not an essential feature of a scientific approach, but rather a contingent, historical aberration that can and must be changed if science is to be both coherent and morally responsible. Widely hailed by advocates of animal welfare and scientists alike on its first appearance, the book—now in paperback—includes an epilogue by the author describing what has changed, and what hasn’t, in the use of animals in scientific research and food production.
I have watched this book reach and unlock the minds of my most skeptical science and engineering students. The Unheeded Cry demonstrates to them, as nothing else has, the sense in which science is value-laden, and why that matters.—Laurie Anne Whitt, Michigan Technological University
THE UNHEEDED CRY
Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science
Bernard E. Rollin
$26.00 • Paperback: 978-0-8262-2126-1 • 348 pp. • 6 x 9