Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Should Animal Rightists Only Argue Animal Rights?
Dr. Katherine Perlo, in The Journal for Critical Animal Studies, argues that it would be wrong for animal rights advocates prominently to feature arguments such as meat-eating is unhealthy and environmentally disastrous, and that animal experimentation does not work. Like Professor Gary L. Francione's arguments against anti-cruelty laws, Dr. Perlo's reasoning needs to be widely discredited because it obstructs very important paths of meaningful progress for nonhuman animals. I responded to her article in a discussion paper, to which she responded, and I had the final response which I believe did a demolition job on her faulty reasoning. To see all four installments in the controversy, go HERE.