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Ethics and Human-Animal Relations


Ethics and Human-Animal Relations

From animal rights to global warming to public health, human use and treatment of animals is among the greatest social issues of our age.  This forum explores the philosophical and policy issues involved in our relation to animals.

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Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2013


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Law Suit to Declare Chimpanzees Legal Persons

Started by Peter Dorfman Dec 3, 2013. 0 Replies

The article below reports on current efforts to have the New York Supreme Court issue a rit of habeus corpus and declare chimpanzees persons for certain legal purposes.…Continue

Neurological (MRI) Evidence that Dogs Have Similar Emotions to Humans

Started by Peter Dorfman Oct 6, 2013. 0 Replies

His article in today's New York Times provides interesting evidence for the similarity of human and canine emotions based on MRI studies of the activity of canine brains and argues that this provides…Continue

Frans de Waal on Moral Behavior in Animals

Started by Peter Dorfman. Last reply by Peter Dorfman Jul 17, 2012. 2 Replies

Frans de Waal is a well-known researcher in animal behavior.  In the TED lecture below he discusses the manifestation of elements of moral values and judgement in a number of mammals and illustrates…Continue

Common Human and Animal Illnesses

Started by Peter Dorfman Jun 14, 2012. 0 Replies

Not exactly on the topic of this group, but still quite relevant to many considerations of how we should apply our understanding of humans to other animals, and vice versa.  The article from the June…Continue

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