Two Animal Ethics; Many More Economic Lessons

  • Li Way Lee
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics book series (PABE)


Cruelty to animals is a case of the tragedy of the commons. Economics has been tackling this type of problems for a long time. The experience is mixed: some successful and some disastrous. The successes and the failures hold lessons for animal advocacy. To make the case, I consider the two major animal ethics—“animal rights” and “animal welfare.” And I argue that animals need them both.


Animal rights Animal welfare Animal advocacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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