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The Ethics of Keeping Pets

by Jessica Pierce

Hardcover, 264 pages, Univ of Chicago Pr, List Price: $26 |

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The Ethics of Keeping Pets
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Through a mix of personal stories, philosophical reflections and scientifically informed analyses of animal behavior and natural history, a bioethicist takes readers on a mindful exploration of the ethics and experiences of pet ownership, and asks if we are doing the right thing, keeping these independent beings locked up, subject to our control.