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Husbandry to Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics and Public Policy
The industrialisation of agriculture has led to considerable alterations at both the technological and economical levels of animal farming. Several animal welfare issues of modern animal agricultureExpand
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Telos and the Ethics of Animal Farming
The concept of animal welfare in confinement agriculture—and an ethical theory based upon this concept—necessitates an idea of what kind of being it is that fares well and what “well” is for thisExpand
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What is animal happiness?
Today, we see a growing concern for the quality of life of nonhuman animals and an accompanying call for viable means of assessing how well animals thrive. Past research focused on minimizingExpand
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Seeing the Animal: On the Ethical Implications of De-animalization in Intensive Animal Production Systems
This article discusses the notion that the invisibility of the animalness of the animal constitutes a fundamental obstacle to change within current production systems. It is discussed whether housingExpand
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Animal welfare, consumer behaviour, and public policy
This paper investigates the normative aspects of animal food production and retailing and takes as a presumption that food consumers deliberately choosing animal-welfare products act normatively (onExpand
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The ethics of consumption
  • J. Harfeld
  • Economics
  • Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • 2013
Over the last 15 years the demand of halal meat has increased significantly worldwide and dedicated markets for halal certified meat have emerged in a number of European countries. While ethnicExpand
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Philosophical Ethology: On the extents of what it is to be a pig
Answers to the question, “What is a farm animal?” often revolve around genetics, physical attributes, and the animals’ functions in agricultural production. The essential and defining characteristicsExpand
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Eating Animals at the Zoo
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