Launch of John Hadley's Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals by Penny Sharpe MLC. This book represents the first attempt to extend liberal property rights theory across the species barrier to animals. It broadens the traditional focus of animal rights beyond basic rights to life and bodily integrity to rights to the natural areas in which animal reside. John Hadley argues that both proponents of animal rights and environmentalists ought to support animal property rights because protecting habitat promotes ecological values and helps to ensure animals live free from human interference. Hadley's focus is pragmatist - he locates animal property rights within the institution of property as it exists today in liberal democracies. He argues that attempts to Read more →
6:30pm Friday 9 October 2015
Gleebooks, Glebe, NSW (map)

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