When disasters strike, people are not the only victims. Hurricane Katrina raised public attention about how disasters affect dogs, cats, and other animals considered members of the human family. In Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters, noted sociologist Leslie Irvine goes beyond Katrina to examine how disasters like oil spills, fires, and other calamities affect various animal populations—on factory farms, in research facilities, and in the wild.; Filling the Ark argues that humans cause most of the risks faced by animals and urges for better decisions about the treatment of animals in disasters. Furthermore, it makes a broad appeal for theethical necessity of better planning to keep animals out of jeopardy. Irvine not only offers policy recommendations and practical advice for evacuating animals, she also makes a strong case for rethinking our use of animals, suggesting ways to create more secure conditions. 176 p.
Series: Animals and Ethics
- Leslie Irvine, Professor of Sociology. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (USA).
- Publisher: Temple University Press
- Publication date (print): 2009-05
- ISBN (print): 978-1-59213-834-0
- ISBN (ebook): 978-1-59213-836-4