As stated previously, this blog seeks to showcase a diverse spectrum of views on ethical issues concerning nonhuman animals. By posting articles on the blog, we are neither endorsing the views expressed in those articles nor are we endorsing the authors of those articles. Many of the books in our book list, for example, are explicitly anti-animal liberation. It is in this spirit that after presenting a series of posts on animal ethics from the left, we now post one from a conservative viewpoint.
Matthew Scully, author of Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
is a contributor and former editor at National Review, was special assistant and deputy director of speechwriting President George W. Bush and has worked as a speechwriter for Sarah Palin. You can read excerpts of the book here.
His article "Fear Factories: The Case for Compassionate Conservatism—for Animals" was the cover story in the May 23, 2005 issue of American Conservative.
Scully was interviewed by National Review Online on December 3, 2003 and partipated in an online chat on the Washington Post's website on August 25, 2004 (read transscript here).