The Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics

  • Andrew Linzey
  • Clair Linzey

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey
    Pages 1-22
  3. The Ethics of Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Lisa Johnson
      Pages 25-31
    3. Valéry Giroux, Carl Saucier-Bouffard
      Pages 33-52
    4. Grace Clement
      Pages 53-70
    5. Les Mitchell
      Pages 71-93
  4. The Ethics of Captivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas I. White
      Pages 147-152
    3. Lori Gruen
      Pages 153-163
    4. Catherine Doyle
      Pages 181-206
  5. The Ethics of Killing

  6. The Ethics of Causing Suffering

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 569-598

About this book


This handbook provides an in-depth examination of the practical and theoretical issues within the emerging field of animal ethics. Leading experts from around the globe offer insights into cutting edge topics as diverse as killing for food, religious slaughter, animal companions, aquariums, genetic manipulation, hunting for sport and bullfighting. Including contributions from Lisa Johnson on the themes of human dominance, Thomas White on the ethics of captivity, Mark Bernstein on the ethics of killing and Kay Peggs on the causation of suffering, this handbook offers an authoritative reference work for contemporary applied animal ethics. Progressive in approach, the authors explore the challenges that animal ethics poses both conceptually and practically to traditional understandings of human–animal relations.

Key Features:

·         Structured in four parts to examine the ethics of control, the ethics of captivity, the ethics of killing and the ethics of causing suffering

·         Interdisciplinary approach including philosophical, historical, scientific, legal, anthropological, religious, psychological and sociological perspectives

·         Focussed treatment of practical issues such as animals in farming, zoos and animal experimentation

The Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics is an essential resource for those with an interest in the ethics of modern-day treatment of animals as well as scholars, researchers and advanced students in zoology, philosophy, anthropology, religious studies and sociology.


ethics animals philosphy animal cruelty animal ethics Ideologie morality

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Linzey
    • 1
  • Clair Linzey
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Centre for Animal EthicsOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Oxford Centre for Animal EthicsOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-36670-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36671-9
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