People Promoting and People Opposing Animal Rights: In Their Own Words

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Priscilla Cohn

Q1.BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

I was born in Philadelphia in 1933, one of five children. I am a widow, a mother, and a grandmother. I am also a professor of Philosophy at Abington College, Penn State University. I am a graduate of Bryn Mawr College having received my B.A. cum laude with honors in Philosophy in 1960, M.A. in 1962, and Ph.D. with a dissertation on Heidegger in 1969. I have published articles and books on a number of philosophical topics in both English and Spanish and have given papers on five continents: North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Africa.

I enjoy reading both fiction and nonfiction, music, theater, movies, and dance. I am entranced by the moonlight on newly fallen snow. The dappled sunlight through green leaves delights me. I feel privileged to glimpse a tiny mouse, almost hidden by grass, and to hear the sound of his eating I know not what. I love a horse’s soft nose, a cat’s velvet paw, the haunting cry of zebras as they line up to drink and then thunder off frightened by something unseen. The lion’s roar fills me with wonder. I am charmed by elephants surrounding a tiny baby to protect it and fascinated by the way a female bird will drag her wing to lure danger away from her fluffy chicks. The glimpse of silver fish darting through clear waters thrills me, and the grace of seals as they twist and turn in the liquid, alien pale green world below the ice enchants me. I am bewitched by the fragile beauty and amazing strength of the butterfly, the tiny legs of an insect as it crawls up the stem of a flower. The natural world fills me with awe … and fear for its wellbeing.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Carol J. Adams 13
  • Ron Arnold 22
  • David Barbarash 29
  • Don Barnes 36
  • Gene Bauston 41
  • Marc Bekoff 45
  • Brian Bishop 52
  • Robert Cohen 62
  • Priscilla Cohn 72
  • Karen Coyne 78
  • Diana Dawne 87
  • Ryan Demares 92
  • Sherrill Durbin 100
  • Michael Fox 104
  • Milton M.R. Freeman 112
  • Margery Glickman 119
  • Kimber Gorall 126
  • Alan Herscovici 135
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  • J.R. Hyland 152
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  • Finn Lynge 182
  • Kathleen Marquardt 187
  • Pat Miller 193
  • Laura Moretti 199
  • Ingrid Newkirk 206
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  • Teresa Platt 219
  • Susan Roghair 226
  • Anthony L. Rose 232
  • Andrew Rowan 237
  • Jerry Schill 244
  • Cindy Schonholtz 253
  • Mary Zeiss Stange 258
  • Patti Strand 265
  • Michael Tobias 269
  • Frankie L. Trull 279
  • William L. Wade 283
  • Ed Walsh 288
  • Ben White 295
  • Bibliography of Contributors’ Writings and Other Resources 319
  • Index 325
  • About the Contributors 337
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