• What people normally mean when they say ‘anthropocentrism’ is a specific logic that I call ‘anthro-instrumentalism’. This is an ethical standpoint that assigns value to nonhumans only if they are instrumentally useful to humans – which, for the most part, means if we can eat, drink or breathe them, live in/on them, be inspired by them, make some…[Read more]

  • admin started the topic Rhino Horn Trade in the forum Wild Animals 1 year, 5 months ago

    There is considerable debate in the literature over whether or not to legalise the trade in rhino horns. Here a system dynamics model is developed that considers five components: rhino abundance, rhino demand, a price model, an income model and a supply model. The study indicates the importance of shifting from a conventional (sectoral)…[Read more]

  • admin replied to the topic Zoos in the forum Animals in Entertainment 1 year, 5 months ago

    Summary from Ethics of the Zoo by Jozef Keulartz

    Today, the animal world is under increasing pressure, given the magnitude of anthropogenic environmental stress, especially from human-caused rapid climate change together with habitat conversion, fragmentation, and destruction. We are witnessing a global wave of species extinctions and declines in…[Read more]

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