Empirical methods in animal ethics
Contributor(s):: Persson, K., Shaw, D.
In this article the predominant, purely theoretical perspectives on animal ethics are questioned and two important sources for empirical data in the context of animal ethics are discussed: (mostly qualitative) methods of the social and (mainly quantitative) methods of the natural sciences....
Citizens, consumers and animals: what role do experts assign to public values in establishing animal welfare standards?
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Johnson, J.
The public can influence animal welfare law and regulation. However what constitutes 'the public' is not a straightforward matter. A variety of different publics have an interest in animal use and this has implications for the governance of animal welfare. This article presents an ethnographic...
Nov 13 2015
International Law and Wildlife Well-being- Moving from Theory to Action
Toward a theory of justice for animals
Contributor(s):: Garner, R.
This highly recommended book explores the animal ethics debate from the perspective of Western political thought, offering the reader not only a survey but also the framework for an original interest-based theory of animal rights. Cochrane's operating definition of justice is of limited use, and...
Feminism and the treatment of animals: From care to dialogue
Contributor(s):: Donovan, Josephine
Scientific ideology, anthropomorphism, anecdote and ethics
Contributor(s):: Rollin, Bernard E.
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...
The least harm principle may require that humans consume a diet containing large herbivores, not a vegan diet
Contributor(s):: Davis, S. L.
Based on his theory of animal rights, Regan concludes that humans are morally obligated to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet. When it was pointed out to him that even a vegan diet results in the loss of many animals of the field, he said that while that may be true, we are still obligated to...
'A very rare and difficult thing': Ecofeminism, attention to animal suffering, and the disappearance of the subject
Contributor(s):: Adams, Carol