A Question for Animal Ethics Readers

Animal Ethics

I'd love to know whether philosophical reflection and argumentation has had an impact on your moral attitudes toward animals or on the moral attitudes towards animals of someone you know. Please read the post by Megan McArdle that Keith linked to in his post from yesterday. Then, click on "Comments" below to answer the question that Keith posed on his personal blog : Has anyone out there met someone who was persuaded to give up eating meat as a result of an argument?

Orcas Have Some Pretty Big Brains

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Dear Professor Burgess-Jackson, I'm a great admirer of your animal ethics blog, which I've found to be an invaluable resource. I just wanted to share a link to Gary Francione's recent philosophy bites podcast. An interesting debate has taken place in the comments section regarding Francione's (mis)interpretation of Peter Singer—hope it will be of interest! best regards, Spencer Lo

Nancy Regan (1938-2021)

Animal Ethics

It is with great sadness that I note the passing of Nancy Regan, co-founder of the Culture & Animals Foundation and lifelong animal advocate. I lost a dear friend, and the world lost a champion of compassion and animal rights. Nancy Regan (1938-2021

From the Mailbag

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Dear Animal Ethics bloggers: We posted a story today about Matthew Hiasl Pan. I hope you’ll take a look. Thanks, and all best, Jessica Bennett Blog Editor Beacon Press

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From the Mailbag

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Hi Keith— In case you want to put a link on Animal Ethics— here 's a post about traditional Eskimo whaling and the perennial question, what to eat for Thanksgiving dinner. Complete with recipe!

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Tom Regan (1938-2017), R.I.P.

Animal Ethics

Yesterday, the world lost its most powerful voice for animal rights, Tom Regan. Regan devoted his professional life to defending animal rights in his numerous books (including: T he Case for Animal Rights ; The Animal Rights Debate ; Animal Rights, Human Wrongs ; and Empty Cages ), in his countless articles and public lectures, and in his testimony before Congress. CAF’s grants help make possible the next generation of animal rights scholarship and artistry.

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Bernard E. Rollin on Animals as Ends

Animal Ethics

Surely any sentient or conscious being has states that matter to it in a positive or negative way—pleasure matters to an animal in a positive way, pain or fear in a negative way. So if human beings are ends in themselves, why not animals, since they too have feelings and goals that they value? Rollin , "Reasonable Partiality and Animal Ethics," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 [April 2005]: 105-21, at 117

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, I've created an animal rights slide show for use in my own class and figure there might be someone out there who would want to use/watch/whatever. There's a link and description here , if you'd be willing to post at Animal Ethics. Thanks, Jean Kazez

Anniversary

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I started this blog 13 years ago today. There have been 310,008 visits, which is an average of 23,846.7 visits per year, 457.0 visits per week, and 65.2 visits per day (taking leap years into account). Here is the first post, on 28 November 2003

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Animal Ethics - Untitled Article

Animal Ethics

Forty years ago, the suggestion that nonhuman animals have moral rights—indeed, many of the same rights as human beings—would have been met with incredulous stares, if not outright ridicule. If you are among the growing number of Americans who think that animals deserve the same moral rights as people, you can help promote their rights by refusing to purchase products from industries that harm and exploit animals

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Ten Years Gone

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, You may be interested in a new post on Ethics Soup regarding rights of farm animals. Ethics Soup is a fairly new blog and I'm looking for ways to drive traffic to the blog to gain some readers. Perhaps as a follow-up to your Nov 5th post "Legal Rights for Animals" on your Animal Rights Blog, or any other blog that features ethics issues. If you find this post informative, would you consider providing a link to it?

Ten Years Gone

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Ten Years Gone

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Statistics

Animal Ethics

If you're the author or publisher of a book on animal ethics, please send me a copy so that I can add it to the bibliography This past October was the best month ever for this blog, in terms of number of visitors. There were 3,404 visitors during October, which is an average of 109.8 visitors per day. The previous record for monthly visitors was 2,825.

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Empty Cages

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Here is a website that contains much useful information about animal ethics. It appears to be organized around Regan's book Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights I'm not sure what relation it bears to Tom Regan, the philosopher from North Carolina State University.

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Ten Years Gone

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Here are the posts from December 2007

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Statistics

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This blog had 1,327 visits during November, which is an average of 44.2 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 53.3.

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Anniversary

Animal Ethics

I created this blog 14 years ago today. There have been 323,991 visits, which is an average of 23,142.2 visits per year and 63.3 visits per day

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith and Mylan, A new think tank has been set up in Britain dealing entirely with animal ethics issues. The website is here. And a newspaper article about it is here. Neither of you seem to be affiliated with this group. Perhaps you should get into contact with them as you both seem to fit the bill. Yours Sincerely Peter Wilkinson

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Statistics

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This blog had 1,197 visits during October, which is an average of 38.6 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 39.3.

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Why Justice for Animals Is the Social Movement of Our Time

Animal Ethics

"There is no longer dispute among serious scientists that humans aren’t the only animals who have the capacity to suffer physically and mentally. Elephants, great apes, orcas, dogs, cats, and many other animals can experience depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and compulsive disorders.

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Ten Years Gone

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Statistics

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This blog had 925 visits during September, which is an average of 30.8 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 30.9.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Hi Keith, My name is Evelyn and I'm a big fan of Animal Ethics, reading it regularly, I enjoy your posts and share your love for animals. I'm writing a blog about animal rights and have linked back to you here. I would really appreciate if you could link to my blog or exchange blogrolls links with me, so more people would reach our blogs ;-) I will also be honored if you would let me post a guest post on your blog or vice versa. Best, Evelyn

Ten Years Gone

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Here are the posts from October 2007

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Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement

Animal Ethics

It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals. To protest against the rights view that justice applies only to moral agents, or only to human beings, and that we are within our rights when we treat animals as renewable resources, or replaceable receptacles, or tools, or models, or things—to protest in these terms is not to meet the challenge the rights view places before those who would reject it.

Peter Singer on Animal Rights

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It would only be surprising to one who assumes that my case for animal liberation is based upon rights and, in particular, upon the idea of extending rights to animals. I make very little use of the word 'rights' in Animal Liberation , and I could easily have dispensed with it altogether. Peter Singer, " The Fable of the Fox and the Unliberated Animals ," Ethics 88 [January 1978]: 119-25, at 122

Ten Years Gone

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Statistics

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This blog had 649 visits during August, which is an average of 20.9 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 20.5.

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Statistics

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This blog had 697 visits during July, which is an average of 22.4 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 20.4.

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Ten Years Gone

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Bernard E. Rollin on the Moral Status of Animals

Animal Ethics

Philosophers have shown that the standard reasons offered to exclude animals from the moral circle, and to justify not assessing our treatment of them by the same moral categories and machinery we use for assessing the treatment of humans, do not meet the test of moral relevance. For one thing, while the above statements may mark differences between humans and animals, they do not mark morally relevant differences that justify harming animals when we would not similarly harm people.

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Leonard Nelson (1882-1927) on Duties to Animals

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Moral philosophers, even those belonging to the Critical School [the followers of Kant and Fries], have often represented duties to animals as indirect duties to oneself or to other men. For instance, maltreatment of animals is forbidden on the ground that it encourages cruelty, that is, a disposition that obstructs fulfillment of duty. Now, maltreatment of animals may have just that effect; nevertheless the argument in question takes no account of the whole truth.

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Ten Years Gone

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Statistics

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This blog had 723 visits during June, which is an average of 24.1 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 26.4.

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

Dear Professor Burgess-Jackson, The Michigan Law Review ’s companion journal First Impressions this week published an online symposium on Agricultural Animals and Animal Law. If you would like to post about the symposium on the Animal Ethics blog, please feel free either to link to the recent post at Concurring Opinions or to post something new, perhaps based on the content of the announcement, below.

Statistics

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This blog had 1,266 visits during May, which is an average of 40.8 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 43.1.

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Ten Years Gone

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From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

First of all, I want to tell you how much I enjoy Animal Ethics. It’s a job-matching site for all jobs related to animals, like training, grooming, veterinary medicine, caretaking, zoo positions, and much, much more. What makes the site special is that a portion of every sale is donated to animal rights and rescue organizations. If the majority of your blog readers are animal lovers like me, then I know they’d love my site.

Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

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Jordaan allegedly submitted a research application to the University of the Free State, but its animal ethics committee rejected it. animal experimentation animal research primates south africaWarning! This is just horrible and sick, sick, sick. It's at a vomit level with me. From news24.com. Johannesburg - A Bloemfontein man received a criminal record on Friday for a "backyard experiment" on a pregnant monkey, the NSPCA said.

Statistics

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This blog had 1,519 visits during April, which is an average of 50.6 visits per day. A year ago, the average was 57.5.

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