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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  3. Viewing Non-Human Animals Morally: How Should we Approach our Relationship with Non-Human Animals and what are Potential Policy Changes we can Make?

    Contributor(s):: Tracy Maria Williams, John Lysaker (adviser)

    When thinking about non-human animals, people either take the rights perspective or the welfare perspective. I argue that a newer school of thought, known as the new welfarist position, is the best way of thinking about non-human animals because it seeks to phase out the use of non-human animals...

  4. Virtue ethics and the moral significance of animals

    Contributor(s):: Merriam, Garret