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Animal RightsCurrent Debates and New Directions$
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Cass R. Sunstein and Martha C. Nussbaum

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.001.0001

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Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life

Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life

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(p.277) 13 Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life
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Animal Rights
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Elizabeth Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0014

This chapter examines some of the tensions among animal welfare, animal rights, and environmental protection ethics. It explains that while animal rights advocates object to animal experimentation, this practice is acceptable to those who believe in animal welfare. The chapter shows that those who believe in environmental ethics might support the hunting of deer and rabbits when this is necessary to protect ecological well-being. It proposes an alternative approach to understanding the evaluative claims of the three perspectives, called rational attitude theory of value.

Keywords:   animal welfare, animal rights, environmental protection, animal experimentation, hunting, rational attitude, theory of value

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