Animal rights as a new environmental cosmology

  title={Animal rights as a new environmental cosmology},
  author={A. Sutherland and Jeffrey Eugene Nash},
  journal={Qualitative Sociology},
The secularization and modernization of society have created opportunities for broad interpretations of fundamental questions of life. The Animal Rights Movement (ARM) challenges Judeo-Christian cosmology and offers an alternative. ARM redefines the distinctions between humans and animals and gives them a new meaning within the generalized environmental other. As an emerging cosmology, it functions to give believers a means of dealing with questions of order and chaos, suffering, good and evil… 
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