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Early Steps Toward Animal Rights

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Science  24 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5926, pp. 466-467
DOI: 10.1126/science.1173236

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For the Love of Animals The Rise of the Animal Protection Movement by Kathryn Shevelow Henry Holt, New York, 2008. 365 pp. $27.50, C$30.50. ISBN 9780805080902.

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Combining a cast of colorful reformers and vivid anecdotes about animals in British life of the 18th and early 19th centuries, Shevelow describes the development of the earliest animal welfare legislation.