Uniting ecocentric and animal ethics: Combining non-anthropocentric approaches in conservation and the care of domestic animals

Kopnina, Helen, Gray, Joe, Lynn, William, Heister, Anja and Srivastava, Raghav (2022) Uniting ecocentric and animal ethics: Combining non-anthropocentric approaches in conservation and the care of domestic animals. Ethics, Policy and Environment. ISSN 2155-0085 (In Press)

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/21550085.2022.2127295

Abstract

Currently, there is no non-anthropocentric guide to the practice of nature conservation and the treatment of invasive species and domestic animals. In examining the so-called ‘ecocentric’ and ‘animal’ ethics, we highlight some differences between them, and argue that the basic aspiration for support of all nonhuman life needs to be retained. We maintain that hierarchies of value need to be flexible, establishing basic principles and then weighing up the options in the context of anthropocentrism, industrial development and human population growth. Acknowledging the role of these conditions creates space for combining individual-based and collective-based ethics in practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animal rights, animal welfare, anthropocentrism, compassionate conservation, ecocentrism, environmental ethics, invasive species
Subjects: D300 Animal Science
L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2022 09:46
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2022 15:01
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50298

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