Animal Rights is a colossal deal. From animal testing to vegetarianism, and hunting to preservation of fish stocks, it’s a topic that’s always in the news. Mark Rowlands, author ofThe Philosopher and the Wolf, is the worlds best known philosopher of animal rights. In this, the first introduction he has written to the topic, he starts by asking if there is anything approximately humans which makes us psychologically or physiologically distinctive – so which there might be a moral justification for treating animals in a different way to how we treat humans. From this foundation, he goes on to explore particular issues of eating animals, experimentation, pets, hunting, zoos, predation and engineering animals. He ends with a challenging argument of how an improved understanding of animal ethics can and should affect readers’ choices.n* Paperback:160 pagesn* Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton (31 May 2013)nAbout the AuthornMark Rowlands is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He took his doctorate from Oxford University, and has held academic positions in Britain, Ireland and the US. He is well known for his work on the moral status of animals.