Of mice and men: Equality and animals [Book Review]

Journal of Ethics 9 (3-4):403 - 433 (2005)
Can material Egalitarianism (requiring, for example, the significant promotion of fortune) include animals in the domain of the equality requirement? The problem can be illustrated as follows: If equality of wellbeing is what matters, and normal mice are included in this egalitarian requirement, then normal mice have a much stronger claim to resources than almost any human. This is because normal mice have a much stronger claim to resources than almost any human. This is because their wellbeing is much lower than that of normal humans. Thus, equality of wellbeing requires a massive shift of resources away from most humans to mice. This view, however, seems crazy. I explore this problem and propose a solution.
Keywords animals  capacities  egalitarianism  equality  moral standing  potential  species-neutrality  speciesism  wellbeing
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DOI 10.2307/25115834
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