Farm animal welfare: a new repertoire of nature-society relations or modernism re-embedded? (Special issue: Nature-Society-Rurality)
Contributor(s):: Buller, H., Morris, C.
Within society, farm animal welfare is moving up the policy and moral agenda as many of the industrial processes associated with animal farming are now being called into question. In the academe, there is growing intellectual interest in the relationship of humanity to animality and the porosity...
Feminism and the treatment of animals: From care to dialogue
Contributor(s):: Donovan, Josephine
The least harm principle may require that humans consume a diet containing large herbivores, not a vegan diet
Contributor(s):: Davis, S. L.
Based on his theory of animal rights, Regan concludes that humans are morally obligated to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet. When it was pointed out to him that even a vegan diet results in the loss of many animals of the field, he said that while that may be true, we are still obligated to...
Do regulators of animal welfare need to develop a theory of psychological well-being? (Special Issue: Two systems - one world.)
Contributor(s):: Haynes, R. P.
Least harm: a defense of vegetarianism from Steven Davis's omnivorous proposal
Contributor(s):: Matheny, G.
This paper analyses the article of Steven Davis entitled, "Least Harm," which argues that the number of animals killed in ruminant-pasture production is less than the number of animals killed in crop production. Davis concludes the adoption of an omnivorous diet would cause less harm than the...
'A very rare and difficult thing': Ecofeminism, attention to animal suffering, and the disappearance of the subject
Contributor(s):: Adams, Carol
Obligations to animals are based on rights
Contributor(s):: Regan, T.
Some feminist philosophers criticize the idea of human rights because, they allege, it encapsulates male bias; it is therefore misguided, in their view, to extend moral rights to non-human animals. This paper argues that the feminist criticism is misguided. Ideas are not biased in favour of men...