Animal Liberation: A Triangular Affair

@article{Callicott1980AnimalLA,
  title={Animal Liberation: A Triangular Affair},
  author={J. B. Callicott},
  journal={Environmental Ethics},
  year={1980},
  volume={2},
  pages={311-338}
}
The ethical foundations of the "animal liberation" movement are compared with those of Aldo Leopold's "land ethic," which is taken as the paradigm for environmental ethics in general. Notwithstanding certain superficial similarities, more profound practical and theoretical differences are exposed. While only sentient animals are moraIly considerable according to the humane ethic, the land ethic includes within its purview plants as weIl as animals and even soils and waters. Nor does the land… Expand
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