Full Title Name:  Roots of Human Resistance to Animal Rights: Psychological and Conceptual Blocks

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Steven J. Bartlett Place of Publication:  Animal Law Review at Lewis & Clark Law School Publish Year:  2001 Primary Citation:  8 Animal L. 143 (2001)

Mr. Bartlett discusses the psychological and conceptual impediments to human acceptance of the notion of animal rights. He posits that human characteristics such as homocentrism, human narcissism, and species-selfishness all function to keep animals from securing their rightful place in the existing social and legal framework. Mr. Bartlett also argues that human attitudes, policies, and behavior affecting animals are influenced by underlying conceptual pathologies, and that animal advocates would be well served by taking into account such human pathologies in their quest for greater animal protection.

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