Environmental philosophy[ edit ] Anthropocentrism, also known as homocentricism or human supremacism has been posited by some environmentalistsin such books as Confessions of an Eco-Warrior by Dave Foreman and Green Rage by Christopher Manes, as the underlying if unstated reason why humanity dominates and sees the need to "develop" most of the Earth. Anthropocentrism is believed by some to be the central problematic concept in environmental philosophy, where it is used to draw attention claims of a systematic bias in traditional Western attitudes to the non-human world. Plumwood calls human-centredness "anthrocentrism" to emphasise this parallel.
Though a welcomed development in the eyes of most Germans, this groundbreaking event received very little attention on the world stage. Common misconceptions about the ramifications of the constitutional amendment resulted in limited to no accurate representation in worldwide media.
Likewise, international policymakers and animal protectionists have shown little awareness of this development and its potential implications.
In addition to possible legal effects, the social implications of such an occurrence in a major western country are vast. Multiple sources are used, including congressional, judicial, and party doc uments, press releases, international media reports, personal communication with leaders in four major German animal protection organizations, interviews Emotional animals eliminating the anthropocentric divide a key Ministry official, and published materials.
This study will also critically assess the claims of the animal protection and opposition communities in order to predict where German animal law is going and what effects this change will have on the treatment of animals both within Germany and internationally.
Concluding thoughts will address how the international animal protection community can understand this legal victory in a constructive context. Geiman "It's the Right Thing to Do": It requires analyzing both the science of raising livestock and the current legal framework, which we must understand before discussing what to require and how to implement those requirements.
Continued improvements in the livestock and meatpacking industries and the rising expectations of consumers add to the complexity of the issue. A Look at Lagging American Animal Protection Laws This paper will begin in showing that the United States has done virtually nothing to ensure that all creatures are free from unnecessary pain and suffering.
This paper will then explore what other developed countries have done towards protecting nonhuman animals in the same amount of time. This paper in no way suggests that any of the countries to be discussed have solved the problem of animal exploitation; however it does suggest that many of those countries have at least begun to make a legitimate and concerted effort towards protecting animals from human greed.
Brett Cattani This document provides a listing of animal-related law review and journal articles from It tracks the effort by attorneys and law students in the United States and abroad to institutionalize animal law classes, scholarly conferences, animal law sections in state, local, and regional bar associations, as well as the American Bar Association.
It provides a review of efforts to spearhead lawsuits, legislative enactments, initiatives, and other means to gain greater protections for animals.
Section II of the article describes the development of an institutional structure in various sectors of the legal community. Section III presents a review of landmark lawsuits and legislation.
The article concludes with a summary of the major lessons that have been learned. Campbell This article details the legal work currently being done to prevent animal cruelty as well as suggestions for future goals. In this essay, the author will contend that the contractarian theory of philosopher John Rawls provides an ideal basis for this re-evaluation.
Cupp A Dubious Grail: Seeking Tort Law Expansion and Limited Personhood as Stepping Stones Toward Abolishing Animals' Property Status Many animal rights legal advocates are seeking more manageable steps that may someday lead to the elimination or modification of property status. This Article critiques such efforts, specifically focusing on two potential stepping stones that may be perceived as particularly desirable for animal rights activists: This Article will analyze Steven Wise's work in Rattling the Cage and Drawing the Line, advocating limited personhood for some animal species, and David Favre's proposals in A New Tort, as illustrative of efforts at incremental movement toward animal rights and the abolition or modification of property status for animals.
Laura Ireland Moore In this article, Ms. Current Debates and Directions. Michael Tobias This article contains a review of the book, Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions, and Heart by Dr. PART I This Article, presented in two parts, travels through animal law from ancient Babylonia to the present, analyzing examples of laws from the ancient, medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment, recent modern, and modern historical periods.
In performing this analysis, particular attention is focused on the primary motives and purposes behind these laws. What is discovered is that there has been a historical progression in the primary motives underlying animal laws in these different periods.Early positions of “feminist environmental philosophy” focused mostly on ethical perspectives on the interconnections among women, nonhuman animals, and nature .
Good coverage of the history of ideas about animals and the current narrative from observation of animals. You need to eliminate the narrative and make sense of the history to point the way.
Forget about scholasticism and . Animal Rights (AR) is a radical ideology that attempts to elevate species of animals to equality with humans by applying human interpretations of morality. Basic principles of animal rights philosophy are: The ability of animals to feel pain and pleasure puts them on a plane of moral equivalence with humans.
Emotional Animals: Eliminating the Anthropocentric Divide It sickens me when people start to put human emotions in animals, and it demeans the animal. We can’t think of them as some kind of magnificent human being; they are animals.
environment as highly evolved animals, in effect eliminating the anthropocentric divide between the human and the natural. In practice, it is impossible to always equally compromise between. Anthropocentrism and its discontents: The moral status of animals in the history of Western philosophy.
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