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Venturing beyond the Tyranny of Small Differences

Venturing beyond the Tyranny of Small Differences

The Animal Protection Movement, Conservation, and Environmental Education

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Ignoring Nature No More
Paul Waldau
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the relationship between the animal protection and conservation movements. It suggests that these movements are natural allies despite their purported differences, and that members of these movements must work together to achieve their goals. The relationship of the animal movement to the conservation movement is framed in terms of three questions. First, why is the animal movement important to the worldwide conservation movement? Second, why has the animal protection movement proceeded at a different pace and in different ways than has the conservation movement? Third, what are the most relevant features of the animal protection movement to the conservation movement?

Keywords:   conservation movement, animal protection, social movements

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