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  1. Least harm: a defense of vegetarianism from Steven Davis's omnivorous proposal

    Contributor(s):: Matheny, G.

    This paper analyses the article of Steven Davis entitled, "Least Harm," which argues that the number of animals killed in ruminant-pasture production is less than the number of animals killed in crop production. Davis concludes the adoption of an omnivorous diet would cause less harm than the...

  2. Evolution of the stewardship idea in American country life

    Contributor(s):: Wunderlich, G.

    This paper describes development of the idea of stewardship in the US country life. Theological and secular concepts of stewardship evolved markedly in the 20th century. During this period of evolution, the American Country Life Association through its church, academic, farm organization, and...

  3. The significance of theories in behavioural ecology for solving problems in applied ethology - possibilities and limitations

    Contributor(s):: Andersen, I. L., Naevdal, E., Boe, K. E., Bakken, M.

    The aim of this paper is to provide a discussion about the significance of using a theoretical framework from behavioural ecology in solving problems in applied ethology. The theoretical approach in behavioural ecology involves costs and benefits of behavioural decisions made by an individual of...

  4. Review of Animal Rights and Human Morality

    Contributor(s):: Dale Jamieson

    Professor Rollin is well known to readers of this journal, at least by name and reputation. He has logged more miles and spoken to more people on behalf of animals more than any other philosopher I can think of, save Peter Singer. Now Rollin has brought out a book. I think it is a very good book,...

  5. La relazione uomo-animale come facilitatore del cambiamento

    Contributor(s):: Corrieri, Ugo

  6. Hilfreiche Tiereffekte in Alltag und Therapie: Biopsychosoziale Wirkungen und Erklarungsversuche

    Contributor(s):: Nestmann, Frank

  7. Clarifying the definition of sustainable agriculture

    Contributor(s):: Lehman, H., Clark, E. A., Weise, S. F.

    A number of distinct definitions of 'sustainable agriculture' have been proposed. This paper criticizes two such definitions, which combine sustainability with other objectives such as economic viability and ecological integrity. Finally, it proposes and defends a definition which avoids the...

  8. Obligations to animals are based on rights

    Contributor(s):: Regan, T.

    Some feminist philosophers criticize the idea of human rights because, they allege, it encapsulates male bias; it is therefore misguided, in their view, to extend moral rights to non-human animals. This paper argues that the feminist criticism is misguided. Ideas are not biased in favour of men...