Ethically examines the practice of fur farming.
Written by two leading experts in animal ethics.
A work of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, the premier centre of its kind in the world.
Part of the book series: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series (PMAES)
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Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
The fur trade is a multi-million-dollar industry. It is estimated that over 100 million animals are killed in fur farms worldwide annually. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the state of fur factory farming worldwide, and an ethical critique of the main arguments propounded by the fur industry. Consideration is also given to an attempt to justify fur farming through the concept of “Welfur." Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey argue that from any ethical perspective, fur factory farming fails basic moral tests.
- Fur Farming
- fur industry
- animal ethics
"Demonstrating their characteristic accessible yet detailed writing, Andrew and Clair Linzey make an unanswerable argument for ending factory fur farming. An Ethical Critique of Fur Factory Farming is especially impressive in presenting the best defence fur farming has to offer, and then showing its glaring inadequacies. Anyone even remotely thinking about buying fur, needs first to read this book."
—Mark Bernstein, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University, USA
Authors and Affiliations
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, Oxford, UK
Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey
About the authors
Clair Linzey is Deputy Director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and the Frances Power Cobbe Professor of Animal Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation.
Book Title: An Ethical Critique of Fur Factory Farming
Authors: Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey
Series Title: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10620-0Published: 01 November 2022
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10621-7Published: 31 October 2022
Series ISSN: 2634-6672
Series E-ISSN: 2634-6680
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIII, 100