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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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Animals—Property or Persons?

Animals—Property or Persons?

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(p.108) 5 Animals—Property or Persons?
Source:
Animal Rights
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Gary L. Francione

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.003.0006

This chapter argues that the human attitude towards animals can best be described as moral schizophrenia. It explains that this moral schizophrenia is related to the status of animals as property, which means that animals are nothing more than things despite the many laws that supposedly protect them. The chapter contends that our current practices are entirely inconsistent because most human beings believe, in fact, that animals should not be made to suffer. It evaluates current practices in connection with meat eating, science, and entertainment, and suggests that our own moral judgements call for radical change.

Keywords:   animals, humans, moral schizophrenia, animals as property, meat eating, moral judgements

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