Animals

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COVID-19 and Food Justice

Now is the perfect time to rethink our relationship with meat — the industry behind it and the baggage that comes with it.
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The Immorality of Nonhuman Police Officers

As many police practices come under increasing scrutiny, we must consider the role of nonhuman animals in police forces.
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Stories of Vulnerability: COVID-19 in Slaughterhouses

The current crisis has provided a new context to evaluate our relationship to meat and the machinery that produces it. Can we justify the cost of this "vital" labor?
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Time for a Paradigm Shift: COVID-19 and Human Consumption

The current crisis should persuade us to reconsider our relationship to the natural world.
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Should You Eat Baby Yoda?

What properties or characteristics might explain our different intuitions about the edibility of nonhuman creatures?
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Is the “Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act” a Step in...

Recent federal legislation aimed at safeguarding animal welfare and criminalizing torture and cruelty promises much and delivers little.
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Animals as Entertainment: Some Notes on Animal Bullying

From wildlife selfies to zoos, our use of animals for entertainment purposes often betrays an inability to take on another's vantage.
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The Ethics of Chimeric Research

Developing human/non-human embryos for research and organ transplant raises tough questions about the value of human life and the politics of species taxonomy.
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The Endangered ‘Endangered Species Act’

Roll-backs and deregulation concerning 'threatened' species raise questions about the weighing of human and animal interests.
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Moral Standing and Human/Non-human Hybrids

Research involving animal embryos that have human cells requires us to revisit our standards regarding moral status.