Cows desiring to be milked? Milking robots and the co-evolution of ethics and technology on Dutch dairy farms

@article{Driessen2015CowsDT,
  title={Cows desiring to be milked? Milking robots and the co-evolution of ethics and technology on Dutch dairy farms},
  author={Clemens Driessen and Lotte Heutinck},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={3-20}
}
Ethical concerns regarding agricultural practices can be found to co-evolve with technological developments. This paper aims to create an understanding of ethics that is helpful in debating technological innovation by studying such a co-evolution process in detail: the development and adoption of the milking robot. Over the last decade an increasing number of milking robots, or automatic milking systems (AMS), has been adopted, especially in the Netherlands and a few other Western European… 
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