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The Animal on Your Plate: Farmers, Vegans, and Locavores

Kathy Rudy

in Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores the debate over the consumption of animals. The vast majority of our animal products come from “factory farms” or CAFOs (confined or concentrated animal feeding operations): ... More


Strict Vegetarianism Is Immoral

Donald W. Bruckner

in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199353903
eISBN:
9780199353934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353903.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The most popular and convincing arguments for the claim that vegetarianism is morally obligatory focus on the extensive, unnecessary harm done to animals and to the environment by raising animals ... More


Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy

Kathy Rudy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674688
eISBN:
9781452947433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674688.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

The contemporary animal rights movement encompasses a wide range of sometimes-competing agendas from vegetarianism to animal liberation. For people for whom pets are family members—animal lovers ... More


Animal Rights as Ideal and Nonideal Theory

Robert Garner

in A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936311
eISBN:
9780199345816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936311.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter, ideal and nonideal theories of justice for animals are described and defended. According to the enhanced sentience position, animals have a right not to have suffering inflicted upon ... More


Captivity in the Context of a Sanctuary for Formerly Farmed Animals

Miriam Jones

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

In this chapter one of the founders of a sanctuary for farmed animals discusses the conditions of captivity that chickens experience and how the chickens variously adapt to life of “relative” freedom ... More


Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal

Sherryl Vint

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312342
eISBN:
9781846316135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316135
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses readings of science fiction texts to explore how animals are central to our perception of humanity. Arguing that the academic field of animal studies and the popular genre of science ... More


Livestock Welfare and the Ethics of Producing Meat

Paul B. Thompson

in From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199391684
eISBN:
9780199391721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391684.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Animal ethics has emerged over the last half century as an extremely active area of philosophical inquiry. Yet while philosophers have provided numerous arguments and counterarguments on the subject ... More


Individual Consumption and Moral Complicity

Julia Driver

in The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199353903
eISBN:
9780199353934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199353903.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter gives an account of why it is wrong for someone to consume meat from factory farms. The central concern here is the “inefficacy objection,” according to which a person’s consumption of ... More


Indirect Duties, Virtue Ethics, and Animals

Robert Garner

in A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936311
eISBN:
9780199345816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936311.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter asks whether an indirect duty view and, in particular, one based on virtue ethics, can provide an acceptable degree of protection for animals. It is argued that there is some scope for ... More


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