Skip to main content Accessibility help
  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: February 2019

10 - The Legal Status of Whales and Dolphins

from Part II - Agency
Ackerman, Jennifer. 2016. The Genius of Birds, New York: Penguin.
Bendik-Keymer, Jeremy. 2014. “From Human to All of Life: Nussbaum’s Transformation of Dignity.” In Capabilities, Gender, Equality. Comim, Flavio, and Nussbaum, Martha C. (eds.), Cambridge University Press.
Bentham, Jeremy. [1789] 2007. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, New York: Hafner Press.
Bentham, Jeremy [1817] 2013. Not Paul, but Jesus, Vol. III: Doctrine, London: The Bentham Project, University College London.
Boralevi, Lea Campus. 1984. Bentham and the Oppressed, New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Comim, Flavio, and Nussbaum, Martha C. (eds.). 2014. Capabilities, Gender, Equality, Cambridge University Press.
Cowperthwaite, Gabriela. 2013. Blackfish [DVD], New York: Magnolia Home Entertainment.
Crocker, David A. 2008. Ethics of Global Development: Agency, Capability, and Deliberative Democracy, Cambridge University Press.
Crocker, David A., and Robeyns, Ingrid. 2010. “Capability and Agency.” In Amartya Sen. Morris, Christopher W. (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 6090.
Croke, Vicki. 2015. Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II, New York: Random House.
De Waal, Frans. 2016. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, New York: W. W. Norton.
De Waal, Frans, and Tyack, Peter L. (eds.). 2000. Animal Social Complexity: Intelligence, Culture, and Individualized Societies, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
DeCoux, Elizabeth L. 2005. “In the Valley of the Dry Bones: Reuniting the Word ‘Standing’: With its Meaning in Animal Cases.” William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, 29(3): 681765.
DeGrazia, David. 1996. Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status, Cambridge University Press.
Donaldson, Sue, and Kymlicka, Will. 2011. Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights, Oxford University Press.
Francione, Gary L. 2004. “Animals: Property or Persons?” In Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Sunstein, Cass, and Nussbaum, Martha C. (eds.), Oxford University Press.
Horwitz, Joshua. 2015. War of the Whales, New York: Simon & Schuster.
Kirby, David. 2012. Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity, New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Kirby, David 2014. “SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare: Calif. Lawmaker to Propose Ban on Orcas in Captivity,” TakePart, March 6.
Korsgaard, Christine. 2004. “Fellow Creatures: Kantian Ethics and Our Duty to Animals,” Tanner Lectures on Human Values, 25(6): 79110.
Kraut, Richard. 2010. “What Is Intrinsic Goodness?Classical Philology, 105: 450–62.
Lee, Jadran. 2003. Bentham on the Moral and Legal Status of Animals. Dissertation, University of Chicago.
Mill, John Stuart. 1987 [1861]. “Utilitarianism.” In Utilitarianism and Other Essays, Ryan, Alan (ed.), London: Penguin.
Milman, Oliver. 2016. “US Zoos Secretly Fly 18 Elephants out of Swaziland Ahead of Court Challenge,” The Guardian, March 9.
Nussbaum, Martha C. 1978. Aristotle’s De Motu Animalium, Princeton University Press.
Nussbaum, Martha C 2006. Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law, Princeton University Press.
Nussbaum, Martha C 2011. “Perfectionist Liberalism and Political Liberalism.” Philosophy and Public Affairs, 39: 345.
Nussbaum, Martha C 2011. “The Capabilities Approach and Animal Entitlements.” In Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics. Beauchamp, Tom (ed.), Oxford University Press, 228–51.
OSHA. 2014. “OSHA Wins SeaWorld Case,” Occupational Health & Safety, April 11.
Parfit, Michael, and Chisholm, Suzanne. 2011. The Whale [DVD], Canada: Mountainside Films.
Raja, Tasneem. 2014. “SeaWorld Says it Has to Keep Orcas in Captivity to Save Them,” Mother Jones, November/December.
Regan, Tom. 2004. The Case for Animal Rights, Berkeley: University of California Press.
Regan, Tom, and Singer, Peter (eds.). 1989. Animal Rights and Human Obligations, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Singer, Peter. 2002. Animal Liberation, New York: HarperCollins.
Sorabji, Richard. 1993. Animal Minds and Human Morals: The Origins of the Western Debate, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Sunstein, Cass. 2000. “Standing for Animals (with Notes on Animal Rights).” UCLA Law Review, 47(5): 1333–68.
Sunstein, Cass 2004. “Can Animals Sue?” In Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Sunstein, Cass, and Nussbaum, Martha C. (eds.), Oxford University Press.
White, Thomas I. 2007. In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Whitehead, Hal, and Rendell, Luke. 2015. The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins, University of Chicago Press.
Wichert, Rachel Nussbaum, and Nussbaum, Martha C. 2017. “Legal Protection for Whales: Capabilities, Entitlements, and Culture.” In Animals, Race and Multiculturalism: Contemporary Moral and Political Debates. Cordeiro Rodrigues, Luis (ed.), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wise, Stephen. 2000. Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals, Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.
Wise, Stephen 2004. “Animal Rights One Step at a Time.” In Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Sunstein, Cass, and Nussbaum, Martha C. (eds.), Oxford University Press, 1950.
Zimmermann, Tim. 2010. “The Killer in the Pool,” Outside Online, July 30.

  • Cetacean Community v. Bush, 386 F. 3d 1169 (9th Cir. 2004).

  • Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Envtl. Servs. (TOC), Inc., 528 US 167 (2000).

  • Nair v. Union of India, Kerala High Court, no.15/1999, June 2000.

  • Natural Resources Defense Council et al. v. Pritzker et al., no.14–16375 (9th Cir. 2016).

  • Palila v. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, 852 F. 2d 1106 (9th Cir. 1988).

  • Tilikum ex rel. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Sea World Parks and Entertainment, Inc. 842 F. Supp.2d 1259 (SD Ca. 2012).