Are Illegal Direct Actions by Animal Rights Activists Ethically Vigilante?
| Contributor(s):: Michael P. Allen, Erica von Essen
Constructed as terrorist, illegal direct actions by animal rights activists have become the subject of draconian law enforcement measures in the US and UK. Some scholars respond to this phenomenon by interpreting such actions to protect vulnerable animals not as terrorist but civilly...
Xenotransplantation, Subsistence Hunting and the Pursuit of Health: Lessons for Animal Rights-Based Vegan Advocacy
| Contributor(s):: Nathan M. Nobis
I argue that, contrary to what Tom Regan suggests, his rights view implies that subsistence hunting is wrong, that is, killing animals for food is wrong even when they are the only available food source, since doing so violates animal rights. We can see that subsistence hunting is wrong on...
Harming (Respectfully) Some to Benefit Others: Animal Rights and the Moral Imperative of Trap-Neuter-Release Programs
| Contributor(s):: Cheryl E. Abbate
Because spaying/neutering animals involves the harming of some animals in order to prevent harm to others, some ethicists, like David Boonin, argue that the philosophy of animal rights is committed to the view that spaying/neutering animals violates the respect principle and that Trap Neuter...
Nozick's Libertarian Critique of Regan
| Contributor(s):: Josh Milburn
Robert Nozick’s oft-quoted review of Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights levels a range of challenges to Regan’s philosophy. Many commentators have focussed on Nozick’s putative defence of speciesism, but this has led to them overlooking other aspects of the critique....
Snared: Ethics and Nature in Animal Protection
| Contributor(s):: Reed, Adam
Review of The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat
| Contributor(s):: Andy Lamey
Andy Lamey reviews The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat. Lamey analyzes the arguments presented in the book and offers insightful concurrence with authors
The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas Ian Waychoff
Oct 13 2017
25th Annual Animal Law Conference
Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports
| Contributor(s):: Kutte Jonsson
The fact that horses play an essential role for equestrian sports raises rather specific ethical concerns. Questions like what should be morally permissible to do to (non-consenting) nonhumans for the sake of human interests become urgent. Is it not an example of (animal) rights violation to...
Jan 30 2017
Animal Rights and the Capabilities Approach: A Radical Alternative to Anthroporcentrism
Animals without rights : a critical analysis of recent approaches in animal ethics
| Contributor(s):: Boaz Sharoni
Non-human animals suffer greatly and are exploited in numerous ways by humans. This is a grave injustice that points to an urgent need for an adequate framework from which to protect animals from mistreatment by humans. Although classical theories in the animal rights literature have existed for...
Contractualism and the Moral Status of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Swanson, Jennifer
Carruthers on Consciousness and Moral Status
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Edward
Why Animal Pain?: Considerations in Theodicies
| Contributor(s):: Jennings Jr, Don
The Moderate View on Animal Ethics
| Contributor(s):: Fink, Charles K.
Abortion Rights and Animal Rights
| Contributor(s):: Adams, Carol J.
Comparable Harm and Equal Inherent Value: The Problem of Dog in the Lifeboat
| Contributor(s):: Francione, Gary L.
Time as Asymmetrical and Animal Rights: An Autobiography
| Contributor(s):: Dombrowski, Daniel A.
Parsimony, Evolution, and Animal Pain
| Contributor(s):: Rosenfeld, Robert P.
Reverence for the Earth is Animal Rights Ethics
| Contributor(s):: Perez, Berta E.