Animal Ethics in the Age of Humans: Blurring boundaries in by Bernice Bovenkerk, Jozef Keulartz

By Bernice Bovenkerk, Jozef Keulartz

This publication presents mirrored image at the more and more blurry barriers that signify the human-animal dating. within the Anthropocene people and animals have come nearer jointly and this asks for rethinking outdated divisions. to start with, new medical insights and technological advances bring about a blurring of the limits among animals and people. Secondly, our expanding impact on nature results in a rethinking of the previous contrast among person animal ethics and collectivist environmental ethics. Thirdly, ongoing urbanization and destruction of animal habitats ends up in a blurring among the kinds of untamed and domesticated animals. ultimately, globalization and international weather swap have resulted in the fragmentation of typical habitats, blurring the previous contrast among in situ and ex situ conservation. during this ebook, researchers on the leading edge in their fields systematically learn the wide box of human-animal kinfolk, facing wild, liminal, and family animals, with conservation, and zoos, and with applied sciences equivalent to biomimicry. This booklet is well timed in that it explores the hot instructions during which our wondering the human-animal courting are constructing. whereas the objective viewers basically contains animal experiences students, coming from a variety of disciplines together with philosophy, sociology, psychology, ethology, literature, and picture reviews, a few of the themes which are mentioned have relevance past a in basic terms theoretical one; as such the publication additionally goals to motivate for instance biologists, conservationists, and zoo keepers to mirror on their dating with animals.

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2011b. Geo-engineering, nuclear power and climate change: playing God is good for the planet. The Telegraph, 12 July 2011. 22 J. Keulartz and B. Bovenkerk Lynas, M. 2014. 0: why a green future needs nuclear power. Cambridge, UK: UIT Cambridge. , P. Kaveira, J. Mascaro, and E. Ellis. 2011. Hope in the age of man. The New York Times, December 7, 2011. E. Soulé, and J. Terborgh. 2013. “New conservation” or surrender to development? Animal Conservation 17(6): 509–515. Minteer, B. 2015. The perils of de-extinction.

Her third book, The Dawn of Green (2009), is not about animals at all, but she continues to write about them. Ritvo’s main emphasis in her work is that our ideas about and treatment of animals can tell us a lot about ourselves and other humans. Through history, animals have provided a lens through which to view human society. At the same time, Ritvo clearly believes that animals merit study in themselves; the essays collected in Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras range widely, from broader studies of animal use and representation to more specialized studies of classification and breeding (Ritvo 2010).

P. Collins. 2013. Ecological ethics in captivity: balancing values and responsibilities in zoo and aquarium research under rapid global change. ILAR 54(1): 41–51. Pearce, F. 2007. With speed and violence. Why scientists fear tipping points in climate change. Boston, MA: Bacon Press. Perring, M. and E. Ellis. 2013. The extent of novel ecosystems: long in time and broad in space. In Novel ecosystems. Intervening in the new ecological order, eds. R. Hobbs et al. 66–80. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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