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7.1: Readings

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  • EMPTY CAGES – 8. Turning Animals into Performers ANIMALS LIKE US – Ch. 7. Zoos
    EMPTY CAGES – 9. Turning Animals into Competitors ANIMALS LIKE US – Ch. 8. Hunting

    ANIMALS LIKE US – Ch. 9. Pets

    Gruen: 5. Dilemmas of captivity and 6. Animals in the wild (optional)

    Keith Burgess-Jackson, "Doing Right by Our Animal Companions" in David Benatar, ed., Ethics for Everyday (McGraw-Hill, 2002), ethicsandanimals.googlepages.com/kbj-pets.pdf

    Gary Varner, "Pets, Companion Animals, and Domesticated Partners," in David Benatar, ed., Ethics for Everyday (McGraw- Hill, 2002), pp. 150-75 philosophy.tamu.edu/~gary/Publications/ using "guest" and "enter" when prompted for an ID and a password, respectively.

    Further Reading:

    • Association of Zoos and Aquariums: http://www.aza.org/
    • Ringling Brothers’ circus: www.ringling.com/animals/
    • Search these animal groups’ pages about these issues:
      HSUS: http://www.hsus.org/
      (www.hsus.org/wildlife/issues_facing_wildlife/circuses/),
      PETA: http://www.peta.org/ (www.circuses.com)