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Pets and people : the ethics of companion animals

Author: Christine Overall
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2017.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Overall
ISBN: 9780190456085 0190456086 9780190456078 0190456078
OCLC Number: 1064373653
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: Table of ContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of ContributorsIntroductionPART I: The Nature of the Human/Companion Animal Relationship and its Ethical Foundations1. Companion and Assistance Animals: Benefits, Welfare Safeguards, and Relationships Jean Harvey2. Friendship with Companion Animals Cynthia Townley3. Building a Meaningful Social World between Human and Companion Animals through Empathy Antonio Calcagno4. Care, Moral Progress, and Companion Animals Maurice Hamington5. A Two-Level Utilitarian Analysis of Relationships with Pets Gary Varner6. "I Don't Want the Responsibility": The Moral Implications of Avoiding Dependency Relations with Companion Animals Kathryn Norlock7. Ethical Behavior in Animals Bernard RollinPART II: Living with Companion Animals8. Our Whimsy, Their Welfare: On the Ethics of Pedigree-Breeding John Rossi9. Does Preventing Reproduction Make for Bad Care? Katherine Wayne10. "Lassie, Come Home!": Ethical Concerns about Companion Animal Cloning Jennifer Parks11. Reproducing Companion Animals Jessica du Toit and David Benatar12. For Dog's Sake, Adopt! Tina Rulli13. The Animal Lovers' Paradox? On the Ethics of "Pet Food" Josh Milburn14. The Ethics of Animal Training Tony Milligan15. Animal Assisted Intervention and Citizenship Theory Zipporah Weisberg16. "Sex without All the Politics"? Sexual Ethics and Human-Canine Relations Chloe Taylor17. Throw Out the Dog? Death, Longevity, and Companion Animals Christine Overall18. The Euthanasia of Companion Animals Michael Cholbi
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Billions of dollars a year are lavished on the welfare of our pets. We live with them, love them, and grieve for them. But we also abandon them, breed them in ways that cause them to suffer, and feed Read more...

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