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Conflicting Interests

Rosemary Rodd

in Biology, Ethics, and Animals

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240525
eISBN:
9780191680199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240525.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the conflict of interests between humans and other animals as it aims to reform the way we treat animals whilst upholding human interests. It states that the central reason why ... More


Applied Nutrition

Stephen J. Simpson and David Raubenheimer

in The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145655
eISBN:
9781400842803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145655.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter shows how the Geometric Framework has been applied to design nutritional regimes for agricultural and companion animals, and to manage the nutritional environment of endangered species. ... More


Companion animals

James A. Serpell

in Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198753629
eISBN:
9780191815225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753629.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Companion animals (or pets) form a distinctive category of domestic animals defined by their primary use as nonhuman social support providers. Companion animals have an ancient history that may ... More


Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Geoff Hosey and Vicky Melfi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198753629
eISBN:
9780191815225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753629.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Anthrozoology, the study of human–animal interactions (HAIs), has experienced substantial growth during the past twenty years and it is now timely to synthesise what we know from empirical evidence ... More


Reproducing Companion Animals

Jessica du Toit and David Benatar

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Breeding companion animals as well as allowing them to reproduce is controversial. In this chapter three kinds of argument for an alternative course of action are presented, namely preventing ... More


For Dog’s Sake, Adopt!

Tina Rulli

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the claim that people should adopt their animal companions from rescue organizations rather than from breeders, using recent arguments for a duty to adopt children (rather ... More


The Animal Lovers’ Paradox?: On the Ethics of “Pet Food”

Josh Milburn

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Animal lovers normally contribute to significant harm inflicted upon nonhuman animals. This is because dogs and cats are fed animal-derived foods, which are the product of death and suffering. This ... More


Companion and Assistance Animals: Benefits, Welfare Safeguards, and Relationships

Jean Harvey

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter examines one approach to the ethics of companion animals: the “utilization with welfare-safeguards” model. Some of the “benefits” are complex (like guiding the sight impaired) and others ... More


Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Christine Overall (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book focuses on ethical issues connected to companion animals (“pets”), especially dogs and cats. Companion animals are both vulnerable to and dependent upon human beings. What kinds of ... More


Animal Skins

Constance Classen

in The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses how humans dealt with animals through the sense of touch. After all, intimate contact with animals was part of daily life in the premodern world. They were everywhere; and ... More


Throw Out the Dog?: Death, Longevity, and Companion Animals

Christine Overall

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter considers whether death is bad for companion animals, whether their death should be postponed, and whether for companion animals a longer life is a better life. After explicating the ... More


Building a Meaningful Social World between Human and Companion Animals through Empathy

Antonio Calcagno

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Drawing on Edmund Husserl and Edith Stein, the chapter argues that a shared social world with companion animals would have to include the following elements: a shared sense of a built environment, a ... More


The Love of A Dog: Of Pets and Puppy Mills, Mixed Breeds and Shelters

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/9780816674688.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter explores what emotional connections between humans and their pets do or could look like. New trends in animal studies indicate that the intimate connections humans have with domesticated ... More


“Lassie, Come Home!”: Ethical Concerns about Companion Animal Cloning

Jennifer Parks

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

While the practice of cloning companion animals is not widespread, it is nevertheless an option available to grieving humans who desperately miss their beloved companions. This chapter employs a care ... More


Friendship with Companion Animals

Cynthia Townley

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Animals seem to be friends with one another and with humans, as they show clear affiliations and preferences for some individuals over others. The relationships between humans and their animal ... More


Self-Narratives and Nonhuman Selves

David Herman

in Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter, like the other chapters in Part I of the book, uses the concept of “self-narrative” to explore a variety of texts featuring nonhuman animals and human-animal relationships. ... More


Our Whimsy, Their Welfare: On the Ethics of Pedigree-Breeding

John Rossi

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Through the practice of pedigree-breeding, humankind has created and maintained many different distinct types or “breeds” of companion animals, including dogs and cats. Pedigree-breeding is a common ... More


A Two-Level Utilitarian Analysis of Relationships with Pets

Gary Varner

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The two-level utilitarianism of R. M. Hare provides a nuanced perspective on pets that mirrors the complex and varying relationships that people in different positions have to the animals most ... More


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