How we treat animals

From Logos, Eduardo Mendieta (Stony Brook): Interspecies Cosmopolitanism: Towards a Discourse Ethics Grounding of Animal Rights; and Paola Cavalieri on Cetaceans: From bare life to nonhuman others. From Yes!, a special issue: "Can Animals Save Us?" Racism versus speciesism: Are white animal rights advocates who promote veganism inherently racist by not taking into account different cultures’ perspectives on animals? The creature connection: Our love for animals can be traced to our capacity to infer the mental states of others, which archaeological evidence suggests emerged more than 50,000 ago. Clare Palmer on her book Animal Ethics in Context. Is meat eating justified by the fact that millions of animals would never exist should no one care to eat them? An excerpt from Practical Ethics by Peter Singer. A review of The Moral Lives of Animals by Dale Peterson. A review of Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals by Jean Kazez. An interview with Jonathan Safran Foer on Eating Animals. From The Believer, an interview with Gary Francione, co-author of The Animal Rights Debate: Abolition or Regulation? It's a dog's life, and it matters: With the rise of utilitarianism in the 18th century, the ability to feel pain became central to moral calculus, guiding how we treat animals. Animal welfare does not damage competitiveness: EU farmers hold their own well in competition with the rest of the world, despite the comparatively high demands the EU places on agricultural production. Emotional power broker of the modern family: Pets alter not only a family’s routines but also its hierarchy, social rhythm and web of relationships. Why don't farm animals get the respect pets do?