Suffering existence: nonhuman animals and the question of ethics

Kay Peggs, Barry Smart

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This book makes a close examination on the subjects of how we treat animals, a burgeoning issue in applied ethics. International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, the contributors encompass topics as diverse as killing for food, animals in farming, animal experimentation, religious slaughter, animal companions, zoos, aquariums, genetic manipulation, hunting for sport, horse racing, and bullfighting. This research addresses cutting edge issues, with all 28 contributions written by leading experts, including Lisa Johnson on the themes of human dominance, Thomas White on the ethics of captivity, Mark Bernstein on the ethics of killing and Kay Peggs on the causation of suffering. Academics will find this book an authoritative work of reference, and an essential text for researching the field of modern animal ethics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics
EditorsAndrew Linzey, Clair Linzey
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-1137366719
ISBN (Print)978-1137366702
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameThe Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series


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