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Précis of Wild Animal Ethics

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  1. Peter Singer (1975) suggests that intervening in predation would, in principle, be morally justified, but that our fallibility militates against doing so in practice. For consequentialists who endorse intervention both in principle and in practice, see Cowen, 2003; Horta, 2010; and Faria & Paez, 2015

  2. There are some notable exceptions, however. Effective altruist groups working on wild animal suffering include Wild Animal Initiative, Animal Ethics, and Rethink Priorities.


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Johannsen, K. Précis of Wild Animal Ethics. Philosophia 50, 847–851 (2022).

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