The Rights of Marine Animals – Chris Armstrong

To mark the occasion of World Whale Day we have made a chapter from Chris Armstrong’s new book, A Blue New Deal, available to read for free. The chapter concentrates on the rights of marine animals. The ocean is first and foremost a home to many other species, and their interests should be at the heart of the struggle for ocean justice. The chapter argues for the protection of an important set of rights for all cetaceans, that is, whales, dolphins and porpoises. This is just an opening salvo in the case for animal rights at sea, though, and the chapter shows how we could go about building a defence of key
rights for many other marine creatures.

Read the chapter and find out more about the book below.



A Blue New Deal
Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean
Chris Armstrong

“Indispensable. A must read for anyone who cares about the ocean and understands the integral role it plays in our lives. This book is also a strong reminder that doing better and leaving no one behind in the process is a choice we can and should make for the sake of our present and our future.”—Dr Asha de Vos, Founder of Oceanswell

“Chris Armstrong delivers a deep dive into a complex and crucial ocean narrative. A Blue New Deal is a gripping read, providing a well-argued vision of a just future for nature and humanity in the largest liveable space on earth.”—Torsten Thiele, Founder of the Global Ocean Trust

Find out more about the book


Featured image by Gabriel Dizzi on Unsplash

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