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  1. Emotions and Ethical Decision-Making in Animal Ethics Committees

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    | Contributor(s):: Elisabeth Tjärnström, Elin M. Weber, Jan Hultgren, Helena Röcklinsberg

    Ethical evaluation of projects involving animal testing is mandatory within the EU and other countries. However, the evaluation process has been subject to criticism, e.g., that the committees are not balanced or democratic enough and that the utilitarian weighting of harm and benefit that is...

  2. The Indignity of Relative Concepts of Animal Dignity: A Qualitative Study of People Working with Nonhuman Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Persson, Kirsten, Elger, Bernice Simone, Shaw, David Martin

    The Swiss animal welfare legislation is considered to be one of the strictest such laws worldwide. One unique feature is the inclusion of the concept of “dignity of the creature” and, more precisely, animal dignity. We interviewed 19 people from Switzerland and Germany about their concepts of...

  3. Brief Measures of the Animal Attitude Scale

    | Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold, Grayson, Stephanie, McCord, David

    There is increasing interest among social and behavioral scientists in brief measures of attitudes and personality traits. Based on factor analysis and using an existing data set (n = 400 adults), we constructed a 5- and a 10-item version of the widely used animal attitude Scale (AAS). Both...

  4. An evolutionary point of view of animal ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Criscuolo, François, Sueur, Cédric

    The observation that animals may respond to the emotional states of conspecific or even heterospecific individuals is not new. After more than one century, the need to define what exactly non-human animals are able to feel and—from this starting point—rethink the legal status and place of animals...

  5. Singer, Wittgenstein, and Morally Motivating Examples

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    | Contributor(s):: Ramona Ilea

    Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation played a pivotal role in the animal rights movement and the foundation of modern animal ethics. Using an analysis inspired by Wittgenstein’s remarks on ethics, I will analyze the way in which Singer’s book is structured in order to...

  6. Review of Nathan Nobis's Animals & Ethics 101

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    | Contributor(s):: Bob Fischer

  7. Farm Animal Cognition-Linking Behavior, Welfare and Ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Nawroth, C., Langbein, J., Coulon, M., Gabor, V., Oesterwind, S., Benz-Schwarzburg, J., von Borell, E.

  8. Environmental and Animal Defense: PROD

    | Contributor(s):: Almiron, Núria, Faria, Catia

  9. Dilemmas for Natural Living Concepts of Zoo Animal Welfare

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    | Contributor(s):: Learmonth, M. J.

  10. We Are All Noah: Tom Regan's Olive Branch to Religious Animal Ethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew C. Halteman

    For the past thirty years, Tom Regan has bucked the trend among secular animal rights philosophers and spoken patiently and persistently to the best angels of religious ethics in a stream of publications that enjoins religious scholars, clergy, and lay people alike to rediscover the resources...

  11. Animal Bodies, Colonial Subjects: (Re)Locating Animality in Decolonial Thought

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    | Contributor(s):: Billy-Ray Belcourt

    In this paper, I argue that animal domestication, speciesism, and other modern human-animal interactions in North America are possible because of and through the erasure of Indigenous bodies and the emptying of Indigenous lands for settler-colonial expansion. That is, we cannot address animal...

  12. Is a "Good Death" at the Time of Animal Slaughter an Essentially Contested Concept?

    | Contributor(s):: Qurat ulAin, Terry L. Whiting

    The question of how to kill animals for food has persisted unresolved in the Anglo-American and European social and political discourse for more than a century. Scientific informed narrative has been directed at “documenting” the experience of the slaughtered animal in the last few...

  13. Veterinarians' role in clients' decision-making regarding seriously ill companion animal patients

    | Contributor(s):: Christiansen, S. B., Kristensen, A. T., Lassen, J., Sandoe, P.

  14. This is God's Cat: On Ethics of Companion Species in Life of Pi

    | Contributor(s):: Tzu Yi Chien

    The thesis aims to rethink an ethical relationship between humans and animals that is separated from the anthropocentric stance in the Western philosophical traditions. Reading Yann Martel’s Life of Pi in light of the ethics of companion species in Donna Haraway’s The Companion...

  15. Traveling third class: regulating the transport of farm animals in Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Michelle Nelson-Barrett

    This thesis explores the ways that stakeholder's in the animal industries attempt to guide animal welfare policy outcomes, based on the case study of the debate currently taking place in Canada around proposed amendments to the Health of Animals Regulations, which governs humane transport....

  16. An Interview with Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka

    | Contributor(s):: Taylor, Angus

  17. Introduction to Special Issue

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    | Contributor(s):: Nolt, John

  18. Mousetraps and How to Avoid Them: The Convergence of Utilitarian and Scientific Cases for Limiting the Mouse Model in Biomedical Research

    | Contributor(s):: Townley, Cynthia, Lidbury, Brett A.

  19. Animal Models for Human Disease: Reflections from an Animal Researcher's Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Tammen, Imke

  20. Animals-as-Patients: Improving the Practice of Animal Experimentation

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jane, Dageling, Chris