Sociology and Anthropology
An analysis of the socio-political limitations of using rights-language for the protection of animals. In brief, rights-language emphasizes individualism, which Robert Bellah and his co-authors of the 1985 book Habits of the Heart argue is currently the default language of American culture. This language turns 'rights' into 'wants' and undercuts inter-species responsibility. The alternate American language of civic republicanism would do more to encourage responsibility.
Between the Species: A Journal of Ethics