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Animals and Political Standing

  • Dan Hooley
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Abstract

In this chapter, I defend the claim that if nonhuman animals have certain basic moral rights, then this requires that we extend to them what I call “full political standing.” Full political standing includes legal rights, legal standing so others can bring legal suits on behalf of animals, and some form of institutionalized political representation. I argue that only if we incorporate other animals into our legal and political institutions in these ways will humans be able to effectively protect and uphold their basic moral rights. I finish by considering a few objections to extending political inclusion to other animals in these ways.

Keywords

Political Stands Basic Moral Rights Nonhuman Animals Political Inclusion interestsInterests 
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  • Dan Hooley
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  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityVancouverCanada

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