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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. Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" by Updating the "Five Provisions" and Introducing Aligned "Animal Welfare Aims"

    Contributor(s):: David J. Mellor

    Although the Five Freedoms paradigm has been very influential in shaping animal welfare thinking for the last two decades, it has two key disadvantages. First, the focus on “freedom” from a range of negative experiences and states has been misunderstood in a number of quarters to mean...

  3. Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports

    Contributor(s):: Kutte Jonsson

    The fact that horses play an essential role for equestrian sports raises rather specific ethical concerns. Questions like what should be morally permissible to do to (non-consenting) nonhumans for the sake of human interests become urgent. Is it not an example of (animal) rights violation to...

  4. Updating Animal Welfare Thinking: Moving beyond the "Five Freedoms" towards "A Life Worth Living"

    Contributor(s):: David J. Mellor

    The Five Freedoms have had major impact on animal welfare thinking internationally. However, despite clear initial statements that the words ‘freedom from’ should indicate ‘as free as possible from’, the Freedoms have come to be represented as absolute or fundamental...

  5. Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue

    Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.

    In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...

  6. Animals and Causal Impotence: A Deontological View

    Contributor(s):: Blake Hereth

    In animal ethics, some ethicists such as Peter Singer argue that we ought not to purchase animal products because doing so causally contributes to unnecessary suffering. Others, such as Russ Shafer-Landau, counter that where such unnecessary suffering is not causally dependent on one’s...

  7. Moral Panic, Risk or Hazard Society — the Relevance of a Theoretical Model and Framings of Maidan Dogs in Chisinau and Bucharest

    Contributor(s):: Adriana Mica

    The study analyses the dynamics of public debate surrounding the issue of maidan [stray] dog population control strategies in Moldavia and Romania. The comparison takes as its point of reference two episodes of moral panic and discusses the applicability of the theoretical models of moral panic,...

  8. International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) 2016. Exploring human-animal interactions: a multidisciplinary approach from behavioral and social sciences, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 July 2016. Proceedings

    This work contains abstracts of 61 conference papers on the regulatory, behavioural and welfare aspects of human-animal interactions.

  9. Animal ethics profiling of vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters

    Contributor(s):: Lund, T. B., McKeegan, D. E. F., Cribbin, C., Sandoe, P.

    The aims of this study were to identify the animal ethical profile of vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters. Using questionnaire data collected in 2013 (n=356), we measured propensity to subscribe to five different positions within animal ethics based on a novel measure of animal ethical stance...

  10. Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature

    Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.

    This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...

  11. Animal humanness, animal use, and intention to become ethical vegetarian or ethical vegan

    Contributor(s):: Diaz, E. M.

    The present study used relational and predictive approaches to build on past literature examining humanlike animal attributes. From the relational approach, it examined how five humanlike attributes ascribed to animals (Attributes Questionnaire) relate to one another and to attitudes toward 21...

  12. Examining emotional support animals and role conflicts in professional psychology

    Contributor(s):: Younggren, Jeffrey N., Boisvert, Jennifer A., Boness, Cassandra L.

  13. Jan 30 2017

    Animal Rights and the Capabilities Approach: A Radical Alternative to Anthroporcentrism

    On January 30, the University of Denver Institute for Human-Animal Connection and Sturm College of Law will host Martha C. Nussbaum for an afternoon talk titled "Animal Rights and the...

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  14. How much is that doggie in the window : the true cost of puppy mills

    Contributor(s):: Megan Daiker

    Each year, over a million dogs are euthanized in shelters while millions of dogs are bred in puppy mills all over the country. Without sufficient regulation, both the dogs being bred and the puppies sold are victims of dozens of injuries and health concerns. The dogs in puppy mills are bred...

  15. Animals without rights : a critical analysis of recent approaches in animal ethics

    Contributor(s):: Boaz Sharoni

    Non-human animals suffer greatly and are exploited in numerous ways by humans. This is a grave injustice that points to an urgent need for an adequate framework from which to protect animals from mistreatment by humans. Although classical theories in the animal rights literature have existed for...

  16. Stepping up to the plate : animal welfare, veterinarians, and ethical conflicts

    Contributor(s):: Carol Anne Morgan

    Veterinarians are often viewed as protectors of animals and veterinary organizations are quick to affirm that their member veterinarians value and promote animal welfare. Yet veterinarians sometimes appear to fail in their responsibility to promote the welfare of animals. Examples of this...

  17. The ethics of ear cropping

    Contributor(s):: Jennifer O'Rourke

  18. Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education

    Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin

  19. Livestock handling needs improvement

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    The article discusses problems with the handling of livestock and the conclusion of the article states "rough handling of livestock is not only inhumane, but can cause excessive losses due to sickness and slower growth...careful handling of livestock in all phases of production is...

  20. Assessment of Stress During Handling and Transport

    Contributor(s):: Temple Grandin

    Fear is a very strong stressor, and the highly variable results of handling and transportation studies are likely to be due to different levels of psychological stress. Psychological stress is fear stress. Some examples are restraint, contact with people, or exposure to novelty. In many different...