It’s Splitsville: Why Animal Ethics and Environmental Ethics Are Incompatible

  title={It’s Splitsville: Why Animal Ethics and Environmental Ethics Are Incompatible},
  author={C{\'a}tia Faria and Eze Paez},
  journal={American Behavioral Scientist},
  pages={1047 - 1060}
In this article, we claim that animal ethics and environmental ethics are incompatible ethical positions. This is because they have incompatible criteria of moral considerability and they have, at least in some cases, incompatible normative implications regarding the interests of sentient individuals. Moreover, we claim that environmentalist views lead to an insurmountable dilemma between inconsistency and implausibility and fail to properly account for the importance of wild animal suffering… Expand
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