Justice for Animals in a Globalising World

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In her chapter, Angie Pepper argues that we must think about justice for all animals through the cosmopolitan lens. After some preliminary remarks about global justice and cosmopolitanism Angie explores ways in which the current global order maintains and exacerbates systems of violence and oppression that target nonhuman animals. She argues that the theoretical foundations of cosmopolitanism necessitate the inclusion of many, if not all, sentient animals. Further, Angie suggests that defenders of nonhuman animal rights should be cosmopolitans about global justice before explaining why this does not require our forsaking our special relationships. Angie concludes with a plea to both mainstream defenders of cosmopolitanism and defenders of political justice for nonhuman animals to unite in developing genuinely inclusive theories of justice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues
EditorsAndrew Woodhall, Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-54549-3, 978-3-319-85420-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-54548-6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2017


  • justice
  • nonhuman animals
  • cosmopolitanism
  • animal rights

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