The Animals Issue

@inproceedings{Carruthers1992TheAI,
  title={The Animals Issue},
  author={Peter Carruthers},
  year={1992}
}
  • Peter Carruthers
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • I shall argue in this essay that the lives and sufferings of non-human animals (hereafter “animals”) make no direct moral claims on us. At the same time I shall argue that the lives and sufferings of human infants and senile old people do make such claims on us. In short: I shall argue that no animals possess moral standing, while arguing all human beings possess such standing. I shall allow, however, that some of the things that one might do (or fail to do) to an animal might attract justified… CONTINUE READING

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