Ethics and invertebrates: a cephalopod perspective.

@article{Mather2007EthicsAI,
  title={Ethics and invertebrates: a cephalopod perspective.},
  author={Jennifer A. Mather and Roland C. Anderson},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={
          119-29
        }
}
This paper first explores 3 philosophical bases for attitudes to invertebrates, Contractarian/Kantian, Utilitarian, and Rights-based, and what they lead us to conclude about how we use and care for these animals. We next discuss the problems of evaluating pain and suffering in invertebrates, pointing out that physiological responses to stress are widely similar across the animal kingdom and that most animals show behavioral responses to potentially painful stimuli. Since cephalopods are often… Expand
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