To Act or Not to Act? Sheltering Animals from the Wild: A Pluralistic Account of a Conflict between Animal and Environmental Ethics

@article{Bovenkerk2003ToAO,
  title={To Act or Not to Act? Sheltering Animals from the Wild: A Pluralistic Account of a Conflict between Animal and Environmental Ethics},
  author={B. Bovenkerk and F. R. Stafleu and R. Tramper and J.M.G. Vorstenbosch and F. Brom},
  journal={Ethics, Place & Environment},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={13 - 26}
}
  • B. Bovenkerk, F. R. Stafleu, +2 authors F. Brom
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Ethics, Place & Environment
  • The leading question of this article is whether it is acceptable, from a moral point of view, to take wild animals that are ill out of their natural habitat and temporarily bring them under human control with the purpose of curing them. To this end the so-called 'seal debate' was examined. In the Netherlands, seals that are lost or ill are rescued and taken into shelters, where they are cured and afterwards reintroduced into their natural environment. Recently, this practice has been criticised… CONTINUE READING
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