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Pets and people : the ethics of our relationships with companion animals

Author: Christine Overall
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work offers 18 ground-breaking articles, written by an international group of philosophers, on companion animal ethics. It explores the ethical foundations of our relationships with pets, in particular dogs and cats, and specific moral issues, including breeding, reproduction, sterilization, cloning, adoption, feeding, training, working, sexual interactions, longevity, dying, and euthanasia.--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pets and people.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)970031933
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Overall
ISBN: 9780190456085 0190456086 0190456078 9780190456078
OCLC Number: 956959112
Description: xxv, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The nature of the human/companion animal relationship and its ethical foundations. Companion and assistance animals: benefits, welfare safeguards, and relationships / Jean Harvey --
Friendship with companion animals / Cynthia Townley --
Building a meaningful social world between human and companion animals through empathy / Antonio Calcagno --
Care, moral progress, and companion animals / Maurice Hamington --
A two-level utilitarian analysis of relationships with pets / Gary Varner --
"I don't want the responsibility": the moral implications of avoiding dependency relations with companion animals / Kathryn J. Norlock --
Ethical behavior in animals / Bernard E. Rollin --
Part II: Living with companion animals. Our whimsy, their welfare: on the ethics of pedigree-breeding / John Rossi --
Does preventing reproduction make for bad care? / Katherine Wayne --
"Lassie, come home!": ethical concerns about companion animal cloning / Jennifer Parks --
Reproducing companion animals / Jessica du Toit and David Benatar --
For dog's sake, adopt! / Tina Rulli --
The animal lovers' paradox? On the ethics of "pet food" / Josh Milburn --
The ethics of animal training / Tony Milligan --
Animal assisted intervention and citizenship theory / Zipporah Weisberg --
"Sex without all the politics"? Sexual ethics and human-canine relations / Chloë Taylor --
Throw out the dog? Death, longevity, and companion animals / Christine Overall --
The euthanasia of companion animals / Michael Cholbi.
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This work offers 18 ground-breaking articles, written by an international group of philosophers, on companion animal ethics. It explores the ethical foundations of our relationships with pets, in particular dogs and cats, and specific moral issues, including breeding, reproduction, sterilization, cloning, adoption, feeding, training, working, sexual interactions, longevity, dying, and euthanasia.--

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