The Ethics of Eliminating Harmful Species: The Case of the Tsetse Fly

  title={The Ethics of Eliminating Harmful Species: The Case of the Tsetse Fly},
  author={J{\'e}r{\'e}my Bouyer and Neil H. Carter and Chelsea Batavia and Michael Paul Nelson},
  pages={125 - 135}
Abstract Wildlife species harmful to humans are often targets of control and elimination programs. A contemporary example is the tsetse fly, a vector of sleeping sickness and African animal trypanosomosis. Tsetse flies have recently been targeted by a pan-African eradication campaign. If it is successful, the campaign could push the entire tsetse family to extinction. With the emergence of effective and efficient elimination technologies, ethical assessment of proposed elimination campaigns is… 

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