Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) on Duties to Animals
MARCH 5, 2011
Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1981], bk. [I]t is not quite clear whether we owe benevolence to men alone, or to other animals also. That is, there is a general agreement that we ought to treat all animals with kindness, so far as to avoid causing them unnecessary pain; but it is questioned whether this is directly due to sentient beings as such, or merely prescribed as a means of cultivating kindly dispositions towards men.