Gary Francione, one of the leading proponents of the view that animals be removed from the legal category of property, emphasizes that the law plays the role of bridging the gap between our philosophical commitments and our day-to-day lives. Further research is needed to learn whether this first difference is related to socioeconomic status. Can an animal who is not a long-term part of one's family of origin or choice for example, a horse in an outdoor program for youths; a cat in a residential care facility provide the same level of companionship, unconditional love, and emotional support as a family's companion animal? Antennae Issue 32, Summer 2015. A system of rights based entirely on mental abilities would be completely unwieldy, for exactly this reason. In light of this, prison administrators, citizens' advisory commissions and government agencies have become aware of the rehabilitative benefits of prisoner contact with outsiders.
Community mental health journal, 1-9. In 1998, I was told by the executive director of the American Quarter Horse Association, the largest equine group in the U. The question of whether the capacity for higher order thoughts is contingent upon language can hardly be definitively answered, but research into theory of mind makes a convincing case for it. Surely we would not want to assert that only these people are left without moral rights. Letters addressed to individuals will not be published. We either need new distinctions, or a new way of describing our moral relationship with other creatures.
Three Days on the Res: Facing the Dakota Pipeline Thirty miles south of Bismarck, North Dakota, where eroded buttes rise from grassland and corn fields, the Oceti Sakowin camp appears along the winding girth of the Missouri River. The concept of preference autonomy is not a useful or satisfying view of autonomy. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, ahead-of-print , 1-13. Regalado appealed, claiming that he did not intend to harm the puppy and inflicted the beating only for disciplinary purposes. Mental Health Practice, 18 7 , 32-37.
This article suggests that sexual stigma may contribute to the marginalization of sexuality studies in sociology. Antennae Issue 32, Summer 2015. The Problem of Evil in Nature. A recent Social Work Abstracts search of articles published since 1977 produced 25 references using the key word pet, with only 22 articles that addressed people's social relationships with animals. In that sense, a theory of passive rights theoretically allows for the maximal protection of animals without granting them legal personhood. Almost 75 percent of participants had some education beyond high school, with 40. Those rights—conceptualized as passive rights derived from our moral duties towards animals—would be precisely the restrictions which Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Steven Wise have been calling for from, in my view, the wrong perspective.
For each equation, all six race and ethnicity variables were entered as independent variables and one type of companion animal was entered as the dichotomous dependent variable that is, cat, dog, bird, rabbit, turtle, fish, horse, or small animals such as mice, rats, and hamsters. The author concludes that gender role and gender identity are confounded in past research and that the issue inflexibility of identities needs to be treated more systematically. Second, I wished to make people aware of the fact that in our society there is clearly a consensus social ethic for humans, which pervades our thinking and which is to a great extent, represented in our legal system. It is instructive to consider how we would feel if we were at the lower end of the spectrum. Aavik, Kadri and Dagmar Kase.
Specific animal welfare laws purport to apply the humane treatment principle to a particular animal use. Without the apron of speciesist thinking to hide behind, one must argue, as R. Why Is the Vegan Line in the Dining Hall Always the Shortest? Cows as Chairs 5 The third alternative, which supposes that the violation of animal rights is justified by the consequent human benefits, is at least imaginable; after all, we justify meat eating in a number of ways, such as taste, pleasure, and nutrition. Effects of learning on social and nonsocial behaviors during a problem-solving task in shelter and pet dogs. First, all the reasonable candidates for the criteria of moral worth are listed. I will show that, quite to the contrary, property is the only status that allows for their maximum protection. She argues with a passion that endears her to many but which others find off-putting — especially those who have a less generous opinion of people who use drugs.
Dimensions of local public attitudes towards invasive species management in protected areas. Those identifying themselves as white were 2. Consider the Possum: Foes, Anti-Animals, and Colonists in Paradise. State, a cruelty conviction was upheld because the defendant collected a large number of stray dogs and failed to provide them with veterinary care; the dogs suffered from mange, blindness, dehydration, 39 pneumonia, and distemper, and had to be killed. Unfortunately, although there is a growing body of research on the animal--human bond, there appears to be little attention paid in the broad professional literature to ethnic and cultural beliefs, values, and practices regarding companion animals Kaufman, 1999 , and there is essentially none in the social work literature. Finally, the use of stepwise regression has limitations, in that a model is selected to fit a particular sample. However when identifying as white was entered into a logistic regression along with the other ethnicities as independent variables, the model was not significant.
Examining demographic and psychosocial predictors of well-being in older pet owners. Leviathan, 17 2 , 111-115. Alternatively, such people may benefit from the companionship, emotional support, and unconditional love of a companion animal. The next nine reasons deal with factors that make The Service a relatively typical democratic collective organization. Anthrozoös, 28 4 , 625-634. The ongoing impact of domestic violence on animal welfare. Eco Art: The Decomposition Of Art And The Art Of Decomposition.
Journal of Critical Animal Studies, 12 1 , 1-32. Among this throng, a young woman carries an infant wrapped in a thick wool blanket. Beyond Anthropocentrism, 3 1 , 7-13. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 17, 275-304. The problem is that if a defendant is inflicting pain or suffering on an animal as part of an accepted institutionalized use of animals, it is difficult to prove that she acted with the requisite mental state to justify 25 26 criminal liability. These parallel efforts may represent the first time no-cost attorneys have focused solely on pets as the driver of housing problems.