Animal Ethics in the Age of Humans: Blurring boundaries in by Bernice Bovenkerk, Jozef Keulartz

By Bernice Bovenkerk, Jozef Keulartz

This publication offers mirrored image at the more and more blurry obstacles that represent the human-animal courting. within the Anthropocene people and animals have come nearer jointly and this asks for rethinking previous divisions. to start with, new clinical insights and technological advances bring about a blurring of the bounds among animals and people. Secondly, our expanding effect on nature results in a rethinking of the outdated contrast among person animal ethics and collectivist environmental ethics. Thirdly, ongoing urbanization and destruction of animal habitats results in a blurring among the kinds of untamed and domesticated animals. eventually, globalization and international weather switch have resulted in the fragmentation of ordinary habitats, blurring the previous contrast among in situ and ex situ conservation. during this ebook, researchers on the innovative in their fields systematically learn the extensive box of human-animal kin, facing wild, liminal, and family animals, with conservation, and zoos, and with applied sciences similar to biomimicry. This ebook is well timed in that it explores the hot instructions within which our puzzling over the human-animal dating are constructing. whereas the objective viewers basically involves animal stories students, coming from a variety of disciplines together with philosophy, sociology, psychology, ethology, literature, and movie reports, the various themes which are mentioned have relevance past a in simple terms theoretical one; as such the e-book additionally goals to encourage for instance biologists, conservationists, and zoo keepers to mirror on their courting with animals.

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