The treatment of animals.

  title={The treatment of animals.},
  author={Jason Passmore},
  journal={Journal of the history of ideas},
  volume={36 1},
  • J. Passmore
  • Published 1975
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of ideas
There is no simple, satisfactory, comprehensive, definition of the behaviour of human beings towards animals. We care for them, love them, and enter into relationships with them that come close to partnership: the shepherd and his sheepdogs form a working team; the blind are guided by trained and intelligent dogs; many thousands of us find rewarding companionship with ponies, cats, dogs and other pets. Yet we also rear and slaughter animals for food, use them for laboratory experiments, hunt… 
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