Part 1 PROLOGUE: The Cat Part 2 PART I NORMAN ROCKWELL AMERICANS Chapter 3 Who Are You Animal Rights Advocates Anyway? Chapter 4 How Did You Get That Way? Part 5 PART II MORAL RIGHTS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY THEY MATTER Chapter 6 Human Rights Chapter 7 Animal Rights Part 8 PART III SAYING AND DOING Chapter 9 What We Learn from Alice Part 10 PART IV THE METAMORPHOSES Chapter 11 Turning Animals into Food Chapter 12 Turning Animals into Clothes Chapter 13 Turning Animals into Performers Chapter 14 Turning Animals into Competitors Chapter 15 Turning Animals into Tools Part 16 PART V MANY HANDS ON MANY OARS Chapter 17 "Yes . . . but . . ." Chapter 18 EPILOGUE The Cat
Tom Regan is emeritus professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The author of more than twenty books, he is universally recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. Among his most well-known works on animal rights are The Case for Animal Rights (1983), The Struggle for Animal Rights (1987), Defending Animal Rights (2001), and, with Carl Cohen, The Animal Rights Debate (2001).
"Tom Regan delivers a searing indictment of the way we treat animals in the world we have made for ourselves, and presents a trenchant case that animals have or should have rights in the same way that human beings have." - J. M. Coetzee, winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature; "The book you are holding in your hands is, in my estimation, the single best introduction to the topic of animal right ever written." - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson; "Tom Regan is the Tom Paine of animal rights, the rational visionary who, while passionately defending the rights of man, no less passionately defends the rights of animals. His contributions are historically unprecedented." - Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace, founder and president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society; "This book will define the future vitality and growth of the animal rights movement for generations to come. If you want the full story about animal rights, you must read Empty Cages." - Kim Stallwood, president, Institute for Animals and Society; "A clearly written, eloquent argument." - Jim Motavalli, editor, E: The Environmental Magazine"