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December 4, 2006 Soci201-16 Victor Perez Sociology of animals how human beings interact with animals o Japser & Nelkin (’91) animal rights movement is a moral crusade Sympathetic media to the animal rights movement which gave it particular success Sentimental views of animals presented in media Without this media assistance, movement would have been impossible o Once animal rights movement gained ground, it gained backing with other movements Feminism Religion o Animal rights vs. Animal welfare o Henry Spira (1980) organized protest outside of Revlon Company Headquarters in New York City. Drove a tractor full of white bunnies outside of headquarters. o Society started to think about animals in a different way where they were once seen as instruments for human existence o Urbanization brought about a new relationship with animals o Peter Singer Wrote “Animal Liberation”. Australian Utilitarian Philosopher Animals are sentient beings
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOCI 201 taught by Professor Perez during the Fall '07 term at University of Delaware.

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