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Title Animals, ethics, and trade : the challenge of animal sentience / edited by Jacky Turner and Joyce D'Silva
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 286 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents; List of Contributors; About This Book; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Trust, UK; References; Part 1 Animal Sentience: Evidence and Interpretations; Chapter 1 The Sentience of Chimpanzees and Other Animals; Chapter 2 The Distribution of the Capacity for Sentience in the Animal Kingdom; Chapter 3 Animal Emotions and Animal Sentience and Why They Matter; Chapter 4 Animal Welfare: What is the Role of Science?; Part 2 Ethics, Law and Science; Chapter 5 Educating Scientists About Ethics
Chapter 6 What Prevents Us from Recognizing Animal Sentience?Chapter 7 Sentience and Rights; Chapter 8 Entitling Non-human Animals to Fundamental Legals Rights on the Basis of Practical Autonomy; Chapter 9 Animal Welfare Legislation in China; Chapter 10 The Evolving Animal Rights and Welfare Debate in China; Chapter 11 Islamic Philosophy on Animal Rights; Chapter 12 The Ethical Matrix as a Decision-making Tool, with Specific Reference to Animal Sentience; Part 3
Summary Modern urban life cuts us off from direct connection with the animal world yet daily the lives of millions of animals are affected by what we consume and wear and what we trade in. The use of animals for food labour and pleasure pursuits has long been justified with the assumption that unlike humans animals aren't fully sentient beings. In recent years however science has revealed an astonishing array of complex animal behaviour and scientists and policy makers now accept that the animals we make use of are indeed conscious with preferences and intentions. The implications for our culture of f
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses
Consciousness in animals -- Congresses
Perception in animals -- Congresses
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author D'Silva, Joyce.
Turner, Jacky.
ISBN 1136571655