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Misconceptions in anthropomorphizing the feeding of pet animalsEquivocos ao se antropomorfizar a alimentacao dos animais de companhia

By R. R. Ribeiro, M. D. da Silva, C. H. de A. L. Massari

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The present work aims to contribute to the issue of legal and ethical responsibility regarding adequate feeding for pets, through the analysis of the works of the philosophers Singer, Francione and Gilligan. A literature review was carried out based on the main philosophical works by authors who discuss ethics and animal rights, in addition to current and relevant scientific articles. It was found that, despite philosophical criticism, dogs and cats still have the status of "thing" under the Brazilian legal view, instead of being considered subjects of rights. Among the various abusive acts against animals, there is negligence about providing adequate nutrition. It is concluded that the studied philosophers propose new paradigms for the increasingly anthropomorphic relationship between tutors and their pets. And this certainly reflects important changes in the eating habits of pets.

Publication Title Pubvet
Volume 15
Issue 12
ISBN/ISSN 1982-1263
DOI 10.31533/pubvet.v15n12a987.1-7
Language Portuguese
Author Address Medicina Veterinaria da Universidade Sao Judas Tadeu, Sao Paulo-SP, Brazil.catia.massari@usp.br
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  1. Agriculture
  2. Analytics
  3. Animal behavior
  4. Animal nutrition
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  7. Anthropology
  8. Anthrozoology
  9. Behavioral research
  10. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  11. Brazil
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  25. Human development
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