Can Animals have preference-interests?

Ethic@ 6 (1) (2007)
Abstract
It has been argued that only moral agents can have preference-interests and this therefore excludes animals. I will present two objections to this argument. The first will show that moral agency is not necessary to have preference-interests. The second will assert that the argument that animals cannot have preference-interests has unwelcome consequences.
Keywords Preference-interests  Animals  Moral agency
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