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5.1l.6.23. Kindness (Kindness on PhilPapers)

Ascione, Frank R. (2004). Children and Animals: Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty. Purdue University Press.   (Google)
Abstract: Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The perpetrators of such inhumane trea
Cullity, Garrett (1994). International aid and the scope of kindness. Ethics 105 (1):99-127.   (Google | More links)
Meyer, Michelle N. (2008). The kindness of strangers: The donative contract between subjects and researchers and the non-obligation to return individual results of genetic research. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (11):44 – 46.   (Google)
Newkirk, Ingrid (2009). The Peta Practical Guide to Animal Rights: Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble. St. Martin's Griffin.   (Google)
Abstract: With more than two million members and supporters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world’s largest animal-rights organization, and its founder and president, Ingrid Newkirk, is one of the most well-known and most effective activists in America. She has spearheaded worldwide efforts to improve the treatment of animals in manufacturing, entertainment, and elsewhere. Every day, in laboratories, food factories, and other industries, animals by the millions are subjected to inhumane cruelty. In this accessible guide, Newkirk teaches readers hundreds of simple ways to stop thoughtless animal cruelty and make positive choices. For each topic, Newkirk provides hard facts, personal insight, inspiration, ideas, and resources, including: • How to eat healthfully and compassionately • How to adopt animals rather than support puppy mills • How to make their vote count and change public opinion • How to switch to cruelty-free cosmetics and clothing • How to choose amusements that protect rather than exploit animals. With public concern for the well-being of animals greater than ever—particularly among young people—this timely, practical book offers exciting and easy ways to make a difference
Shannon, Thomas A. (2001). The kindness of strangers: Organ transplantation in a capitalist age. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (3).   (Google)
Abstract: : The topic of organ transplantation is examined from the perspective of three authors: Robert Bellah, Jeremy Rifkin, and Margaret Jane Radin. Introduced by reflections on the development of the justification of organ transplantation within the Roman Catholic community and the various themes raised by the historical study in Richard Titmuss's The Gift Relationship, the paper examines how and in what ways the possible commodification of organs will affect our society and the impacts this may have on the supply of organs