The Animal Protection Movement: Recruitment, Ideology and Strategy
The increasing political activity of the interests described in the last chapter is, of course, a reaction to society’s growing interest in, and concern for, the welfare of animals. This increasing concern is a product of the interaction of various factors,1 but one crucial ingredient has been the increasingly visible role played by the animal protection movement. Of course, organizational concern for the plight of animals dates back, in both Britain and the United States, to the nineteenth century. Over the past two decades or so, however, the animal protection movement has been revitalized and radicalized to the extent that it has become an important player in the social movement and pressure group universes.
KeywordsAnimal Welfare Animal Protection Wildlife Conservation Human Interest Animal Abuse
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