Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) on Duties to Animals

Animal Ethics

Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1981], bk. [I]t is not quite clear whether we owe benevolence to men alone, or to other animals also.

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1,200+ Canines Don Tiaras & ‘Tails’ This Week for Doggy Proms

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It’s prom season for teens everywhere — and that includes the canine kind! More than 600 doggy couples – decked out in bow ties and boas, tiaras and tails — will attend one of 38 Doggy Proms hosted by Best Friends Pet Care at its doggy day camp centers across the country.

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Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) on Animals

Animal Ethics

Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1981], bk. We have next to consider who the "all'' are, whose happiness is to be taken into account. Are we to extend our concern to all the beings capable of pleasure and pain whose feelings are affected by our conduct?

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Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) on Received Morality

Animal Ethics

Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1981], bk. Again, all or most men in whom the moral consciousness is strongly developed find themselves from time to time in conflict with the commonly received morality of the society to which they belong: and thus—as was before said—have a crucial experience proving that duty does not mean to them what other men will disapprove of them for not doing. Henry Sidgwick, The Methods of Ethics , 7th ed.

W. D. Ross (1877-1971) on the Right and the Good

Animal Ethics

Ross, The Right and the Good [Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1988], 156 [italics in original; footnote omitted] [first published in 1930]) Note from KBJ: There are four categories: (1) right and morally good (i.e.,

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W. D. Ross (1877-1971) on the Moral Significance of Pleasure and Pain

Animal Ethics

[T]he fact that a sentient being is in a state of pleasure is always in itself good, and the fact that a sentient being is in a state of pain always in itself bad, when this fact is not an element in a more complex fact having some other characteristic relevant to goodness or badness.

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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Beneficiaries range from large animal shelters like the Central Florida SPCA and the Southside Animal Shelter in Indianapolis to small rescue groups like Save a Dog in Texas and Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Massachusetts. I was really excited to hear about an Angel Tree program for pets.