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  1. "Eläimet on tehty ruuasta!" : Eläinetiikkaa Kajaanin alakouluissa

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    | Contributor(s):: Heidi Manner

    Opinnäytetyöni on johdannainen kehittämisprojektistani, jossa suunnittelin ja toteutin tilaustyönä Animalian kouluvierailumateriaalipaketin alakouluikäisille. Tavoitteena on selvittää 2-6-luokkalaisten lasten ja heidän vanhempiensa...

  2. "I throw them out of here": the horse trade as phronetic action

    | Contributor(s):: Schuurman, N.

    Practices involving horses have become increasingly popular in the spheres of sport and leisure throughout the Western world, and the trade in selling horses has expanded. The horse is characteristically understood as a commodity to be bought and sold several times during its lifetime. What is...

  3. "Subjects-of-a-Life," Entelechy, and Intrinsic Teleology

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    | Contributor(s):: Josephine Donovan

    This article explores the question of what is a “subject-of-a-life,” Tom Regan’s celebrated term for a living entity to whom, he argued, we humans owe ethical duty. I return to ancient concepts of entelechy and teleological organization, arguing that, stripped of theological...

  4. "The simple magic of life": phenomenology, ontology, and animal ethics

    | Contributor(s):: Weisberg, Z.

    This paper explores the important contribution phenomenology can make to animal ethics. The underlying assumption is that animal ethics is as strong as the conception of animal ontology it takes for granted. I contend that Peter Singer's reductive ontology of animals as suffering beings leads him...

  5. $250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.

  6. 'Animal Ethics Dilemma': an interactive learning tool for university and professional training

    | Contributor(s):: Hanlon, A. J., Algers, A., Dich, T., Hansen, T., Loor, H., Sandoe, P.

    'Animal Ethics Dilemma' is a freely available computer-supported learning tool (www.animalethicsdilemma.net or www.aedilemma.net) which has been developed primarily for veterinary undergraduates but is applicable also to students in other fields of animal science. The objectives of the computer...

  7. 'Pleasures', 'pains' and animal welfare: toward a natural history of affect

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D., Duncan, I. J. H.

  8. A bible for animal activists

    | Contributor(s):: Dewsbury, Donald A.

  9. A carnivorous rejoinder to Bruers and Erdos

    | Contributor(s):: Hsiao, T.

    In an earlier paper, I defended the moral permissibility of eating meat against sentience-based arguments for moral vegetarianism. The crux of my argument was that sentience is not an intrinsically morally salient property, and that animals lack moral status because they lack a root (basic)...

  10. A Cow's Eye View? Cattle Empathy and Ethics in Screen Representations of Temple Grandin

    | Contributor(s):: Claire Henry

    Temple Grandin has been a captivating figure for both animal and disability studies, and for filmmakers. Known for designing more humane livestock handling processes in the US cattle industry, and for her books and public speaking on autism, Grandin’s celebrity then became popularly...

  11. A framework for assessing the suitability of different species as companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Schuppli, C. A., Fraser, D.

  12. A magical talisman

    | Contributor(s):: Lance, Allison, Kemmerer, Lisa A., Adams, Carol J.

  13. A new framework for the assessment of animal welfare: integrating existing knowledge from a practical ethics perspective. (Animals and their welfare)

    | Contributor(s):: Aerts, S., Lips, D., Spencer, S., Decuypere, E., Tavernier, J. de

    When making an assessment of animal welfare, it is important to take environmental (housing) or animal-based parameters into account. An alternative approach is to focus on the behaviour and appearance of the animal, without making actual measurements or quantifying. None of these tell the whole...

  14. A plea to implement robustness into a breeding goal: poultry as an example

    | Contributor(s):: Star, L., Ellen, E. D., Uitdehaag, K., Brom, F. W. A.

    The combination of breeding for increased production and the intensification of housing conditions have resulted in increased occurrence of behavioral, physiological, and immunological disorders. These disorders affect health and welfare of production animals negatively. For future livestock...

  15. A pluralist-expressivist critique of the pet trade

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, K. K.

    Elizabeth Anderson's "pluralist-expressivist" value theory, an alternative to the understanding of value and rationality underlying the "rational actor" model of human behavior, provides rich resources for addressing questions of environmental and animal ethics. It is particularly well-suited to...

  16. A Project to Clone Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Mark Greene

  17. A scientific conception of animal welfare that reflects ethical concerns

    | Contributor(s):: Fraser, D., Weary, D. M., Pajor, E. A., Milligan, B. N.

  18. A scoring system to evaluate physical condition and quality of life in geriatric zoo mammals

    | Contributor(s):: Follmi, J., Steiger, A., Walzer, C., Robert, N., Geissbuhler, U., Doherr, M. G., Wenker, C.

    The decision to perform euthanasia in geriatric zoo mammals is usually a highly complex procedure involving ethical, medical, emotional and sometimes political factors. However, subsequent necropsies show that the pathological changes of organs and/or the musculoskeletal system are often already...

  19. A simple value-distinction approach aids transparency in farm animal welfare debate. (Animals and their welfare)

    | Contributor(s):: Greef, K. de, Stafleu, F., Lauwere, C. de

    Public debate on acceptable farm animal husbandry suffers from a confusion of tongues. To clarify positions of various stakeholder groups in their joint search for acceptable solutions, the concept of animal welfare was split up into three notions: no suffering, respect for intrinsic value, and...

  20. A study of three IACUCs and their views of scientific merit and alternatives

    | Contributor(s):: Graham, K.

    Two ethical issues facing Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) today are assessing scientific merit and the use of alternatives in research proposals. This study evaluated 3 IACUCs using a 19-question survey, with a 77.8% response rate. Although 76% of members answered that...