Conflict in Peter Singer's Philosophy: Animal Protection Versus the Obligation to Give

Siobhan O' Sullivan, John Hadley

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOn the Ethical Life
    EditorsRaymond Aaron Younis
    Place of PublicationNewcastle Upon Tyne
    PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
    Pages43-56
    Number of pages14
    Edition3
    ISBN (Print)9781443809818
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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