Ethics and Morality of Animal Rights Research Paper by cee-cee

Ethics and Morality of Animal Rights
A discussion on how ethics and morality extend to matters associated with the treatment of animals.
# 107635 | 3,528 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 09, 2008 in Biology (Zoology) , Environmental Studies (Wildlife Protection) , Ethics (General)

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The paper summarizes and critiques several different theories associated with the ethical treatment of animals. The paper focuses on the treatment of animals as it relates to hunting and trapping animals, eating animals, using animals for research, and the manner in which domestic and wild animals are treated. The paper summarizes and critiques several theories including anthropocentrism, animal liberation, strong animal rights theory, weak(er) animal rights theory, two-factor egalitarianism, biocentric egalitarianism and ecocentric views.

Animal Liberation
Biocentric Egalitarianism
Weak Animal Rights Theory
Strong Animal Rights Theory
Two Factor Egalitarianism
Ecocentric Views
Opinion Concerning Ethical Issues and the best Theory to Address These Issues

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Callicot J.B. Animal Liberation: A triangular affair. Environmental Ethics Vol. 2(4) 1980. 511-538
  • Callicot J.B. In Defense of the Land Ethic. State University Press: New York.
  • Guthrie R.D., The Ethical relationship between humans and other organisms. Perspectives from Biology and Medicine.
  • Hettinger, Ned. Valuing Predation is Rolstons Environmental Ethics: Bambi Lovers and Tree Huggers. Environmental Ethics. Vol. 16 1994
  • Herzog A. (1990) Discussing Animal Rights and Animal Research in the Classroom. Teaching of Psychology. Volume: 17 (2). Page Number: 91.

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