Making Sense of Animal Disenhancement

NanoEthics 6 (1):55-64 (2012)

In this paper I look at moral debates about animal disenhancement. In particular, I propose that given the particular social institutions in which such disenhancement will operate, we ought to reject animal disenhancement. I do this by introducing the issue of animal disenhancement and presenting arguments in support of it, and showing that while these arguments are strong, they are unconvincing when we look at the full picture. Viewing animal disenhancement in a context such as high intensity food production, we see that the arguments in support of it fall short of other ethical considerations, leading me to conclude that the moral and pragmatic reasons weigh against animal disenhancement
Keywords Animal disenhancement  Animal rights  Ethical theory  Reasons  Food ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s11569-012-0140-8
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