Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals

Pets and People: The Ethics of Our Relationships with Companion Animals

by Christine Overall (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190456078
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 1,285,497
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christine Overall is Professor Emerita of Philosophy and University Research Chair, Queen's University, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
List of Contributors

PART I: The Nature of the Human/Companion Animal Relationship and its Ethical Foundations
1. Companion and Assistance Animals: Benefits, Welfare Safeguards, and Relationships Jean Harvey
2. Friendship with Companion Animals Cynthia Townley
3. Building a Meaningful Social World between Human and Companion Animals through Empathy Antonio Calcagno
4. Care, Moral Progress, and Companion Animals Maurice Hamington
5. A Two-Level Utilitarian Analysis of Relationships with Pets Gary Varner
6. "I Don't Want the Responsibility": The Moral Implications of Avoiding Dependency Relations with Companion Animals Kathryn Norlock
7. Ethical Behavior in Animals Bernard Rollin

PART II: Living with Companion Animals
8. Our Whimsy, Their Welfare: On the Ethics of Pedigree-Breeding John Rossi
9. Does Preventing Reproduction Make for Bad Care? Katherine Wayne
10. "Lassie, Come Home!": Ethical Concerns about Companion Animal Cloning Jennifer Parks
11. Reproducing Companion Animals Jessica du Toit and David Benatar
12. For Dog's Sake, Adopt! Tina Rulli
13. The Animal Lovers' Paradox? On the Ethics of "Pet Food" Josh Milburn
14. The Ethics of Animal Training Tony Milligan
15. Animal Assisted Intervention and Citizenship Theory Zipporah Weisberg
16. "Sex without All the Politics"? Sexual Ethics and Human-Canine Relations Chloë Taylor
17. Throw Out the Dog? Death, Longevity, and Companion Animals Christine Overall
18. The Euthanasia of Companion Animals Michael Cholbi

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