This anthology has the potential to become a highly valuable source for the general reading audience as well as the many postgraduate and research scholars at the forefront of postcolonial and multidisciplinary studies. It will serve as a reference guide for the scholars interested in the branches of Postcolonial Studies, Ethics and Animal Rights across the World. It brings together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the literary, philosophical and religious issues that underlie the campaign for ethics and animal rights. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusion, the relationship between human beings and animals is being fundamentally rethought and reevaluated. This book offers a state-of-the art treatment of that rethinking and is, therefore, unique in the sense that it is one of the few books that attempts to deal with these issues from the points of view of ethics, religion and literature.