I would like to note here the publication of my first essay in a series of two on animals and normative sociology. Should sociology defend value judgments? Can that be done with any sort of convincing justification? Has that been done effectively by the intuitionists or do they merely dabble in baseless prejudices? Are animals effectively incorporated into contemporary normative sociology, or are they either neglected or inadequately attended to by various intuitionists? These exciting questions and a great deal more are addressed in this essay, which addresses a very wide swath of literature in an ambitious monograph survey. A fuller introduction to this essay is provided in my menu for academic articles.