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  1. Demystifying Animal Rights

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    | Contributor(s):: Mylan Engel Jr.

    According to the mysteriousness objection, moral rights are wholly mysterious, metaphysically suspect entities. Given their unexplained character and dubious metaphysical status, the objection goes, we should be ontologically parsimonious and deny that such entities exist. I defend Tom...

  2. Jun 07 2017

    American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) Fourth Annual Animal Welfare Short Course

    This year the ACAW welcomes Colorado State University Distinguished Professor Bernard Rollin. Dr. Rollin has spent the last 45 years working relentlessly to raise awareness about how animals are...

  3. Human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Du Toit, Jessica Anne, Benatar, David

  4. The Bible Killing for Food

    | Contributor(s):: Linzey, A.

  5. Men, women and beasts: Relations to animals in Western culture

    | Contributor(s):: Ruether, Rosemary R.

  6. " Kindness to All Around": The Changing Ethics of Animal Treatment in the Middle-Class Household, 1820-1870

    | Contributor(s):: Grier, Katherine C.

  7. Commentary on " Kindness to All Around"

    | Contributor(s):: Barber, Mark W.

  8. The Community Context of Animal and Human Maltreatment: Is there a Relationship between Animal Maltreatment and Human Maltreatment: Does Neighborhood Context Matter?

    | Contributor(s):: Jodi Levinthal

    The purpose of the study is to explore the influence of demographic and neighborhood factors on the phenomenon of animal maltreatment in an urban setting as well as the association of animal maltreatment with human maltreatment. Using a unique dataset of animal maltreatment from the Pennsylvania...

  9. Aquinas' Inconsistency on the Nature and the Treatment of Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Judith Barad

  10. Human Perceptions of Animals and Animal Awareness: The Cultural Dimension

    | Contributor(s):: E. A. Lawrence

    Culture is generally a powerful determinant of human perceptions of animals and the treatment animals receive in a given society. Fbr example, Plains Indians' views of the status of animals-their capacities, their awareness, and their place in the world relative to mankind-differ radically...

  11. Animal Ethics and the Law

    | Contributor(s):: Bernard E. Rollin

    Everyone reading this Article is doubtless aware of the woeful lack of legal protection for farm animals in the United States. Not only do the laws fail to assure even a minimally decent life for the majority of these animals, they do not provide protection against the most egregious treatment....

  12. All in the family? Understanding the meaning of dogs and cats in the lives of American pet owners

    | Contributor(s):: Blouin, David D.

  13. Foreword: Animal Law: Thinking About the Future

    | Contributor(s):: Jeff Welty

    In the spring of 2006, Duke University School of Law and Law and Contemporary Problems hosted a conference on animal law. Dean Katharine Bartlett opened the conference with a short address. She suggested that future generations will look back on our treatment of animals with shame, viewing our...

  14. Ethnic variations in pet attachment among students at an American school of veterinary medicine

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    | Contributor(s):: S. E. Brown

    This study explores ethnic variations in animal companion ("pet") attachment among 133 students enrolled in a school of veterinary medicine. The 57 White and 76 African American participants completed surveys that included background information, several questions about their animal companions,...

  15. Attitudes toward animals: the effect of priming thoughts of human-animal similarities and mortality salience on the evaluation of companion animals

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    | Contributor(s):: R. Beatson, S. Loughnan, M. Halloran

    Human attitudes toward nonhuman animals are complex and quite contradictory. They can range between extremely negative (animal cruelty) to positive (treating companion animals like human surrogates). Attitudes toward animals are especially negative when people think about human creatureliness and...

  16. Ethical issues in animal cloning

    | Contributor(s):: Autumn Fiester

    The issue of human reproductive cloning has recently received a great deal attention in public discourse. Bioethicists, policy makers, and the media have been quick to identify the key ethical issues involved in human reproductive cloning and to argue, almost unanimously, for an international ban...

  17. Enhancing Children's Attitudes about the Humane Treatment of Animals: Generalization to Human-Directed Empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Ascione, Frank R.

  18. Moral Reasoning about Animal Treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Dunlap, Julie J.

  19. Labels and the Treatment of Animals: Archival and Experimental Cases

    | Contributor(s):: Rajecki, D.W., Rasmussen, Jeffrey Lee, Craft, Heather D.

  20. The next frontier: moral heuristics and the treatment of animals

    | Contributor(s):: Herzog, Harold A., Burghardt, Gordon M.