Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics

Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics

There isn’t one conversation about animal ethics. Instead, there are several important ones that are scattered across many disciplines.This volume both surveys the field of animal ethics and draws professional philosophers, graduate students, and undergraduates more deeply into the discussions that are happening outside of philosophy departments. To that end, the volume contains more nonphilosophers than philosophers, explicitly inviting scholars from other fields—such as animal science, ecology, economics, psychology, law, environmental science, and applied biology, among others—to bring their own disciplinary resources to bear on matters that affect animals.

The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics is composed of 44 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time, and organized into the following six sections:

I. Thinking About Animals

II. Animal Agriculture and Hunting

III. Animal Research and Genetic Engineering

IV. Companion Animals

V. Wild Animals: Conservation, Management, and Ethics

VI. Animal Activism

The chapters are brief, and they have been written in a way that is accessible to serious undergraduate students, regardless of their field of study. The volume covers everything from animal cognition to the state of current fisheries, from genetic modification to intersection animal activism. It is a resource designed for anyone interested in the moral issues that emerge from human interactions with animals.

Table of Contents


Introduction  Bob Fischer

Part I: Thinking about Animals

1. Psychological Mechanisms Involved in Human– Animal Interactions: How Do Humans Cognize About Animals

Catherine Amiot and Brock Bastian

2. Understanding the Moral Implications of Morgan’s Canon  Maria Botero

3. Animal Intelligence  John Pearce

4. The Emotional Lives of Animals  Tina Horback

5. Animal Self-Awareness: Types, Distribution, and Ethical Significance  David DeGrazia

6. The Moral Animal  Mark Rowlands

7. Quantifying Animal Well-Being and Overcoming the Challenge of Interspecies Comparisons  Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears

8. Cost-Effectiveness in Animal Health: An Ethical Analysis  Govind Persad

Part II: Animal Agriculture and Hunting

9. The Origins of Factory Farming in the United States: An Overview  James McWilliams

10. The Economics of Intensive Animal Agriculture  F. Bailey Norwood

11. Animal Welfare—Is Intensification the Problem?  Joy Mench

12. Intensive Animal Agriculture and the Environment  Lisa Kemmerer

13. Intensive Animal Agriculture and Human Health  Jonathan Anomaly

14. Seafood Ethics: Reconciling Human Well-being with Fish Welfare  Mimi Elizabeth Lam

15. Small-Scale Animal Agriculture  Donald Bruckner

16. Subsistence Hunting  Raymond Anthony and Gary Varner

Part III: Animal Research and Genetic Engineering

17. Institutionalized Ethical Assessments of Animal Experiments  Bernice Bovenkerk and Lonneke Poort

18. Animal Models: Problems and Prospects  Pandora Pound

19. Applied Ethics in Animal Experimentation  Larry Carbone

20. Genetic Engineering of Nonhuman Animals  Adam Shriver

21. Building Ethical De-extinction Programs: Considerations of Animal Welfare in Genetic Rescue  Ben Novak

Part IV: Companion Animals

22. From Pets to Companion Animals: A History  Katherine Grier

23. The Ethics of Domestication  Jessica du Toit

24. The Ethics of Keeping Pets  Jessica Pierce

25. The Ethics of Companion Animal Euthanasia  Christine Overall

26. Links Between Violence Against Humans and Nonhuman Animals: Examining the Role of Adverse Family Environments  Shelby Elaine McDonald

Part V: Wild Animals: Conservation, Management, and Ethics

27. Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Integrated Species Conservation  Mark Gusset

28. The Educational Value of Zoos: An Empirical Perspective  Nancy Staus

29. Moral Arguments Against Zoos  Karen S. Emmerman

30. Defensible Zoos and Aquariums  Clare Palmer, Hamish Morrin, and Peter Sandøe

31. Killing for conservation: Ethical considerations for controlling wild animals  Sara Dubois

32. Ethical dimensions of invasive animal management  Tim S. Doherty and James C. Russell

33. Property, Regulation, and Endangered Species Conservation  Steven McMullen

34. The Laissez-Faire View: Why We’re Not Normally Required to Assist Wild Animals  Clare Palmer

35. Welfare Biology  Catia Faria and Oscar Horta

36. Wild Animals as Political Subjects  John Hadley

Part VI: Animal Activism

37. The History of Animal Activism: Intersectional Advocacy and the American Humane Movement  Janet M. Davis

38. The Political and Cultural Sociology of Animal Advocacy  Erin M. Evans

39. Beyond Compare: Intersectionality and Interspecieism for Co-Liberation with Other Animals  Nekeisha Alayna Alexis

40. Political Lobbying for Animals  Joanna Grossman

41. Effective Animal Advocacy  Jeff Sebo

42. Cultured Meat: A New Story for the Future of Food  Max Elder

43. Veganism, (Almost) Harm-Free Animal Flesh, and Nonmaleficence: Navigating dietary ethics in an unjust world  Cheryl Abbate

44. Animal Sanctuaries  Elan Abrell

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