John Hadley and Siobhan O'Sullivan also draw on Singer's work to focus on "companion animals", luxury goods" and the question of obligation in relation to giving. They note that Singer asks us to take into consideration the interests of other animals. They argue that Singer affirms even as he raises the moral status of animals and concludes that is is almost always unethical to consume non-human animals or exploit them in scientific experimentation. They argue that the most inportant modern uilitarian theories provide a framework that is useful for the promotion of interests other than our own, for example, those of other sentient animals. They add that recently, we have seen an increase in the trade in companion animals goods and services; that the trade in more luxurious goods is increasing greatly.
|Title of host publication||On the Ethical Life|
|Editors||Raymond Aaron Younis|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|